National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is going to fight the upcoming Bihar elections under the leadership of Nitish Kumar who is also a BJP i.e. Bharatiya Janata Party leader.
Alliance partners the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Janata Dal (United), and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) will fight the upcoming Bihar elections together under the leadership of chief minister Nitish Kumar, BJP national president JP Nadda said on Sunday.
Nadda said, addressing party leaders and workers in Bihar through video-conferencing “Whenever the three parties i.e. the BJP, the JD(U) and the LJP came together, there was a resounding victory in Bihar. We will fight together and we will win again.”
He appealed to BJP workers to become “ambassadors of changes”. “For this, we have to contest each and every booth to win. We have to add value not only to BJP but to the alliance partners as well…We are fighting an election during a pandemic and the challenges are immense,” he said, striking a note of unity in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the concluding session of the two-day Bihar BJP meet.
Nadda’s remarks came at a time when Kumar’s JD(U) and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP have appeared to be odds. The LJP has even questioned Kumar’s leadership in the run-up to be elections to the 243-member House due in October-November.
In an interview with HT on 22nd August, LJP president Chirag Paswan criticised the Bihar government for its alleged failure in tackling the corona virus pandemic and the state’s annual flood woes.
In his address from the national capital; Nadda said BJP workers should not only spread awareness about the central government’s schemes; and efforts to mitigate the corona virus crisis but should also highlight the good work done by the state government. He told party men that “We need to take all precautions of physical and social distancing. So, the best form of campaigning is smal;l door-to-door campaigning.” He added, “Reach out all sections of society; all age groups.”
He also took a hit on the opposition, calling it a “spent force”. Nadda said “They do not have any vision thought. They are doing petty politics.” JDU leader and minister; in the state cabinet Sanjay Jha told HT in an interview last week; that BJP’s leadership’s announcement that the election; will be held under the leadership of Nitish Kumar should end all speculation about infighting in the alliance.
In the Bihar elections, the NDA will be up against a grand alliance; or “mahagathbandhan”, of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress; Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) and Bollywood set designer Mukesh Sahni’s Vikassheel Insan Party (VIP).