Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has wished speedy restoration to his arch rival Lalu Prasad Yadav. Lalu was rushed to AIIMS in Delhi following deterioration in well being. Lalu, 72, was present process remedy on the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi. Lalu is presently serving a 14-year jail time period since December 2017 after being convicted in a number of fodder rip-off instances.
Nitish additionally rued the truth that he now needed to stay content material with information concerning the ailing RJD supremo gathered from newspapers since his telephonic enquiries concerning the latters well being within the current previous had triggered an argument.
“Bear in mind what his caretaker had mentioned about me in 2018 after I was inquiring about his well being? I had then determined to not inquire about his well being. I solely get the main points from newspaper,” Nitish Kumar informed reporters on Sunday when requested about Lalu whom he had dethroned in 2005.
“It’s my fervent want that he will get nicely as quickly as potential,” he added.
Nitish’s ‘caretaker’ reference was to Lalu’s son and the chief of the opposition Tejashwi Yadav. Tejashwi who served because the deputy CM within the Mahagathbandhan authorities for practically 21 months had lashed out two years in the past when the Chief Minister’s cellphone calls to inquire about his father’s well being fueled an argument.
Notably, in 2017 Kumar had abruptly walked out of the coalition he had shaped with the RJD and the Congress and shaped a brand new authorities with the BJP. The mushy nook he displayed for Prasad throughout his sickness had triggered speculations that he was feeling uneasy within the BJP-led coalition and looking for a rapprochement with the RJD chief.
Their bitter rivalry however, Kumar has usually displayed his particular person affection for Prasad in opposition to whom he pulls no punches within the political enviornment.
Not too long ago, whereas admonishing his son Tejashwi Yadav for impudence the chief minister had underscored that he has been too charitable with the 31 years outdated, who was additionally his former deputy, as a result of he was “mere bhai samaan dost ka beta” (the son of a buddy, expensive to me like a brother).
Replying to queries concerning the states finances for the subsequent monetary 12 months, which is scheduled to be tabled within the meeting on February 22, the chief minister mentioned the individuals of Bihar could look ahead to extra growth and plenty of new schemes in addition to completion of the prevailing ones.