RJD chief Lalu Yadav, who has come to contest elections in Bihar jointly with JD(U) after a gap of two decades, on Sunday said that former chief minister of the state, Nitish Kumar, was hijacked by the Bhartiya Janata Party.
“It was never Nitish who went to the BJP, but was hijacked by the party,” Lalu said while adding that the JD(U) supremo is like his younger brother.
Nitish on the other hand congratulated Lalu for selecting good candidates to contest for the upcoming by-polls in Bihar for 10 seats on August 21.
After Nitish parted way with the BJP and suffered defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, JD(U) and RJD announced their alliance and declared that both will jointly contest the upcoming by-polls and the state Assembly elections next year.
The August 21 Assembly by-polls will be held in Hajipur, Chapra, Mohiuddinagar, Narkatiyaganj, Mohania, Jale, Bhagalpur, Banka, Rajnagar and Parbatta.