Unmissable quotes: When Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar were arch-rivals - Oneindia News
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File Photo Here's their intriguing story summed up in five fundamental questions. Under the tutelage of JP, who spearheaded anti-corruption movement against Indira Gandhi, the duo carved their own political careers.
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They based their politics on socialism and renewed caste calculation, aiming to end the dominance of upper caste Hindus and bringing the likes of Yadavs and Kurmis into political importance. Seizing power from CongressLalu became the chief minister of Bihar in Nitish, an influential Kurmi leader and a union minister in the VP Singh government at that time, was his loyal comrade.
So why did they part their ways? With Lalu's ascent to power, came a new wave of political changes and distribution of political largesse.
Yadav's became the most influential caste bagging all major money-making jobs. Lalu's brothers-in-law Sadhu and Subhash have been accused of unleashing what is known as "jungle raj". This created a certain disgruntlement among the non-Yadav backward classes. However, the real fissure in their relation came with the implementation of the Mandal Commission recommendation by Bihar in Nitish had objected to this kind of 'interference' in government.
But, many believe that Lalu Prasad still dialed senior officials of Bihar government and passed on instructions. In September, when the Indian Army conducted surgical strike in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir Nitish Kumar came out in open support of the Narendra Modi government even though Opposition parties like the Congress and the AAP indirectly sought proof of the same. In NovemberNitish Kumar broke ranks with the Opposition to support demonetisation calling it a good step against black money. Nitish and Modi showered lavish praise on each other and were seen sharing a few laughs together.
All this while, the RJD and occasionally the Congress kept attacking Nitish Kumar, who had reportedly been conveying his anguish over the manner Lalu Prasad was treating him in the alliance. When corruption charges were slapped against Tejashwi Yadav, Nitish wanted to salvage his image and wished his deputy should put in his papers. Nitish's image had already taken a beating in Bihar after his association with Lalu Prasad Yadav, who was convicted in a case of corruption.
Nitish Kumar saw a solution in the resignation of Tejashwi Yadav. But, Lalu Prasad Yadav made it clear that he would not agree to it.
Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar: Friends? Enemies? No, they are the ultimate frenemies
Nitish Kumar then conveyed that Tejashwi should give a public rebuttal of the charges slapped against him. Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi Yadav refused to do this. They only said that the BJP was misusing central agencies for political vendetta. While Lalu is keen to get the seat-sharing done with, Nitish is trying to delay. However, in most constituencies that the JD U candidates won inthe RJD came second and wants to contest from at least seats. Lalu believes that if they sit face to face, they can easily sort out the differences.
The friction became public as recently as the third week of July when Nitish replied to a Twitter question with a couplet: Nitish was at pains later to clarify that he was referring to the poison of communalism, but doubts linger. Meanwhile, a hoarding war is raging in Patna. People stuck in the ultra-chaotic traffic in the city cannot miss the giant pictures of the chief minister with the tagline: Lalu is conspicuously absent from the hoardings.
And it has not gone down well. People are not allowing it to take shape.
This elections will be won or lost on the governance plank. It was the tipping point of an already strained relationship. Thakur quotes from a letter a furious Nitish wrote after the brawl.
It is clear that you are bent on showering the benefits of government appointments and contracts on people from a particular caste group," he wrote without naming the Yadavs.