Nitish Kumar trashes reports of skipping GST function
Nitish Kumar trashes reports of skipping GST function
Nitish Kumar's party will attend the midnight GST session Lalu Yadav's party has backed out
04 July, 2017, 01:59
He said reactive narrative and that the Opposition alone won't work.
"Refuting the reports on a rift in the alliance, Nitish said that Party issues are discussed in the meeting I had said it in a context and there should be no interpretation outside.", he said. "I have said earlier also that I am not the PM face of the Opposition in 2019 neither am I eligible", he said.
Displeased about how the Opposition has let go of crucial issues, Kumar said: "The farmers' issue is now once again in the backburner".
"Even when my party was in the NDA and the BJP was opposed to the GST, we were in support of the grand tax legislation".
Political events around the upcoming Presidential poll issue pushed the farmers' issue far back.
A day after hitting the Congress by terming it as the "weakest link" in the opposition, Biharchief minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday that mere unity would not yield much fruits to the opposition; it should also have "alternative narrative". "He needs to support Meira Kumar as she is a better candidate", Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI.
On the issue of strengthening the secular alliance, Mr Kumar said that efforts to bring like-minded forces on one platform failed twice earlier due to the Congress.
Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) president Amit Shah announced Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind would be the government's candidate for the country's top post.
Accusing certain "political quarters" of exaggerating differences between the two parties, the Congress spokesperson said these issues were a effect of differences over the Presidential elections. I am taking up your fight also.you want me to withdraw? After that when the congress chose to boycott the midnight session of the parliament to lauch the GST in the country, then also his party choose to attend the celebration. "We will definitely participate in the rally if RJD extends its invitation to our leader Nitish Kumar", Bihar JD (U) chief spokesman Sanjay Singh has said.
According to him, ordinary workers want to get out of the coalition and sit in Opposition, and corner the Bihar government over its failures. Senior JD (U) leader and Bihar Energy Minister Bijender Prasad Yadav attended the special session, while the Lalu-led RJD and the Congress had boycotted it.
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