The drama going on in Bihar for last one month finally culminated on Wednesday, the 26th. The end was a foregone conclusion. As expected, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned causing premature death of the mahagathbandhan, formed to halt the march of communal forces (read BJP), between the Congress, Lalu’s RJD and his own JD(U). Within minutes of his resignation the communal BJP extended him unconditional support and JD(U) lost no time in accepting same. By midnight it was all over. The governor accepted Nitish’s claim to form the government in alliance with BJP. BJP, and the NDA, bagged another state.
Allegations and counter-allegations apart, the two warring leaders were well aware of each other’s past before they joined hands to form the mahagathbandhan. Lalu had been convicted in the well-known fodder scam. The images of Rabri, his wife and of his offsprings were none too clean. In comparison, even with a murder case against his name, Nitish stood out as an angel, with no scam to speak of.
The questions Nitish should answer are –
1) After governing Bihar for two consecutive terms in partnership with BJP, did he part ways with it four years ago because it suddenly dawned upon him that BJP was a communal party? Or did it have something to do with Narendra Modi being projected as NDA’s Prime Minister candidate? A personal vendetta?
2) Did he find Lalu, his sworn enemy, and his family clean when he joined hands with him to form mahagathbandhan even though the corruption charges against the Yadav family were common knowledge? If Lalu and his family were not untouchable then, why have they suddenly become untouchable now?
3) What prompted him to return to the BJP fold, in spite of its being communal party?
Lalu too, needs to explain why he partnered Nitish, knowing that he was facing murder charge?
BJP also should be asked whether the CBI raids on Tejaswi Yadav, his brother, sister and her husband were motivated to pave way for Nitish, its ex-ally, to exit mahagathbandhan and return to BJP fold? The raids themselves are not suspect. It is the timing of the raids?
As for BJP being a communal party, van you name one political party which is not communal. I, for one, cannot.
One does not need to be a clairvoyant to see that Bihar was a well scripted drama written and stage managed by Bhartiya Janata Party. The events of the day make it very clear.