Patna: Bihar Deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday said Nitish Kumar could be a ‘strong candidate’ for the prime minister’s post in the 2024 general elections if the opposition considers it. He said the JD(U) chief enjoys “extreme goodwill” on the ground. Tejashwi Yadav further said that ‘Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar has given good sign for opposition unity which shows that most of the parties recognize the big challenge before the country’.
“It signals that most opposition parties recognize the BJP hegemony as the bigger challenge before the country, where with money, media and (administrative) machinery power, they are determined to eliminate all diversity from Indian society. The Deputy CM of Bihar said that the BJP calls the party’s narrative of ‘Jungle Raj in Bihar’ as a ‘tired discourse’. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra wrote in a tweet, “Disorder is spreading rapidly in the state. It will not be an exaggeration to say that ‘Jungle Raj’ has returned in Bihar.”