Patna,(BiharTimes): Even as the nomination for 12 Legislative Council seats are hanging in balance because of widening rift between the JD(U) and the BJP the Buxar unit of the Janata Dal (United) has now accused the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the students’ wing of Sangh Parivar, of engineering the attack on the chief minister at Narbatpur village in Chausa under Buxar district on May 24.
The very next day the ABVP workers even protested before Nitish Kumar during his Janata Darbar in the district.
Interestingly, some newspapers, perhaps without verifying the fact, carried the story that local Yadavs were involved in the attack on CM’s cavalcade and wrote that the RJD leader, Jagdanand Singh, represents the seat in Lok Sabha.Now this fresh allegation by Janata Dal (United) has not only exposed the way media reports in Bihar, but also gave a totally new twist to the whole tension within the alliance, which came only a few days after the Health Minister, Ashwini Choubey, said in Surat that Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi, is the choice of people of Bihar as the future Prime Minister of the country.
A recent CNN-IBN survey conducted in eight cities of India said that only five per cent of NDA voters––not all the electorate––support the name of Nitish Kumar as the prime ministerial candidate against 39 per cent Narendra Modi. It also said that Nitish Kumar is just a media’s creation.
The Janata Dal (United) leaders have reject such survey out of hand. It once again brought to fore the rivalry between Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi.
Now sources within the NDA said that the tussle between Nitish and Narendra Modi is delaying the process of filling up the 12 Bihar Legislative Council seats vacant since May 8.
All the 12 MLCs belonged to the nomination quota. The state cabinet had a couple of weeks back authorised the chief minister, Nitish Kumar, to take the decision on the issue. But he does not appear to be in a hurry to fill these seats. The seats are to be shared in the ratio of 7:5 between the JD(U) and the BJP.
However, till now Nitish has not discussed the issue in the party. Party sources told a section of media that Nitish might keep the nomination against the vacant seats in abeyance for quite a long time.