Uday Narayan Chaudhary congratulates Congress for Gujarat performance
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former Bihar Speaker and Janata Dal (United) leader Uday Narayan Chaudhary on Wednesday said that his party chief Nitish Kumar put up candidates in Gujarat to facilitate the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Talking to the media he also congratulated the Congress president Rahul Gandhi as well as Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mewani and Alpesh Thakor for such a good performance of the Indian National Congress in the recently held election in Gujarat.
He said that while Sharad Yadav fielded candidates to win election the JD(U) put up candidates not to win but to facilitate the victory of the BJP in that state.
This is not the first time that Uday Narayan Chaudhary has directly questioned the party’s stand. He was critical of Nitish Kumar’s return to the NDA fold in July and even came down heavily on the BJP recently.
On the other hand the Janata Dal (United) has lashed out at Uday Narayan Chaudhary.
Party’s spokesman Rajeev Ranjan called his remarks as ‘sharamnak’ (shameful). However, he parried question on whether the JD(U) would take action against him.
The spokesman said that the party would look into the matter. The people of Gujarat had rejected the trio of Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mewani and Alpesh Thakor.
“We contested to expand our base…Uday Narayan Chaudhary should not give such statements. It is ‘sharamnak’,” he said adding that it was not Sharad Yadav’s party which won two seats in Gujarat.
Party’s general secretary Shyam Rajak, once considered close to Chaudhary, too flayed the former Speaker.
Mind it there were many red faces in the party when Chaudhary gave anti Nitish statements in the past. He even invited former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha to Patna a few weeks afterhe wroate a hard-hitting article against the economic policies of the Narendra Modi government.
Party insiders said that the party is a bit hesitant in taking action against Chaudhary because he is a prominent Dalit face. Another Dalit leader and former minister Ramai Ram is already on warpath.