The ruling NDA in Bihar on Friday tore into Tejashwi Yadav for his try and stave off, within the run as much as meeting polls, assaults on the RJD over lawlessness and corruption which routinely made headlines throughout the 15 years when his dad and mom — Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi — dominated the state.
Both the JD(U), headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and the BJP have launched into a technique to construct a “15 years versus 15 years” narrative with a view to surmounting the incumbency issue because the coalition seeks a fourth consecutive time period in energy.
The technique is mirrored in slogans inscribed on posters and banners put up by each events.
Also, Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s speech at a “virtual rally” final month and addresses by the Chief Minister to JD(U) employees by means of video convention just lately pointed in the identical route.
Mr Yadav, who has been named by his get together as its chief ministerial candidate, sought to counter the technique by asserting that his father’s “contribution towards ensuring social justice is unquestionable”.
At a celebration assembly on Thursday, the 30-year-old additionally stated, “I was too young when we were in power to have realised how things were back then. But, if there were any mistakes, I seek apology for the same”.
Nitish Kumar, who headed the NDA authorities that changed RJD from energy in November 2005, is on the chief ministerial chair for nearly 15 years, barring just a few months when he had anointed Jitan Ram Manjhi on the submit after JD(U)”s large defeat in 2014 common election.
RJD’s rivals time period the get together’s 15 years’ rule as “jungle raj” (lawlessness), whereas Nitish Kumar’s tenure is trumpeted as “sushasan” (good governance).
The RJD has at all times contested the allegations.
“No apology sounds convincing if it comes from a member of the family which has sought to glorify this abominable model of governance by calling it Laluvaad (Laluism),” stated Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi, with out taking any identify.
Coming down closely on Tejashwi Yadav, state minister and senior JD(U) chief Neeraj Kumar fumed, “Tejashwi should give up equivocation and categorically admit that his parents were squarely responsible for the scams and the 118 massacres that took place while they enjoyed power”.