India worried with Chinese expansionism, Bihar with Nitish's opportunism: RJD MP

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Manoj Jha on Sunday chided Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying while India was worried about Chinese expansionism and the state of Bihar is worried regarding Nitish's opportunism.

ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 10-01-2021 14:42 IST | Created: 10-01-2021 14:42 IST
India worried with Chinese expansionism, Bihar with Nitish's opportunism: RJD MP
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Manoj Jha. (File Photo). Image Credit: ANI

By Ashoke Raj Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Manoj Jha on Sunday chided Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying while India was worried about Chinese expansionism and the state of Bihar is worried regarding Nitish's opportunism.

"While the country is worrying and suffering because of Chinese expansionism, Bihar is reeling under Nitish Kumar's opportunism who, with merely 40 seats, went on to become the Chief Minister under what he terms as 'pressure on him'," Jha said. The statement comes a day after the Bihar Chief Minister said that he could not understand who his friend or enemy was ahead of state Assembly elections and hence the party suffered massive losses in the elections.

Earlier on Saturday, Kumar in a cryptic message to its ally, the Bharatiya Janata Party, had said, "We failed to anticipate who our friends were and were not, and on whom we should have trusted. After the election campaign, we got to understand that things were not conducive for us but by that time it was too late." Reacting to the Chief Minister's statement, Jha said, "I have not seen such a helpless man in my life. The public does not go into his rhetorical statement. It is really a fact. The Chief Minister's remaining ideological capital is opportunism. On the one side, the country is worried about China's expansionism, on the other Bihar is for dealing with Nitish's opportunism," Jha said.

The professor-turned-politician further added that the BJP will ultimately finish off the JD(U) -- as a friend or foe. Earlier yesterday, Kumar had stated that the issue of his Cabinet expansion was not taken up for discussion during the talks he had with top BJP leaders at his official residence. By winning 74 seats against the JD(U)'s tally of 43, the BJP is said to be insistent on having a bigger share of the pie. (ANI)

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