New Delhi, Jan 30: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday asserted that he would rather die than reunite with the Bharatiya Janata Party.
The Janata Dal (United) chief told reporters that his decision to join hands with the BJP in 2017 in the wake of corruption allegations against Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav and its founder Lalu Prasad Yadav was a mistake. .
It is learned that Tejashwi Yadav was standing with Nitish Kumar when he made this statement.
In August, Nitish Kumar again left the BJP and returned to the grand alliance, after which he was sworn in as the chief minister of Bihar for the eighth time.
Kumar also dismissed the BJP’s claim that it would win 36 of the 40 seats in Bihar in the Lok Sabha elections next year.
Nitish Kumar said that when the BJP was in alliance with the JD(U), it used to get votes from all regional party supporters. He claimed that among them were Muslims who have always been wary of the BJP’s ideology.
It may be noted that the JD(U) under Kumar has on two occasions allied with the BJP, but later broke ties.