RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday disapproved of the posters put up outside his residence and the party office a day ago, depicting him as Lord Ram and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as demon king Ravana.
Former Deputy Chief Minister Yadav, however, urged the chief minister to introspect as to why “there is so much public anger against him and which are the promises he did not keep”.
Tejashwi, son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, in a tweet apparently referred to the posters and said that he did not endorse this.
“But Nitish too should spare a thought as to why the people are so angry with him. He must pay heed to his ‘inner voice’ and introspect as to which are the promises he has not kept. He must ponder over the public outrage,” said Mr Yadav, the leader of the Opposition in the state assembly.
Amid the ongoing festive season, a poster depicting Yadav as Lord Ram and CM Nitish Kumar as “Ravan” was posted in front of RJD state headquarters in Patna early on Wednesday.
The huge poster surfaced on the busy Birchand Patel Marg, nearly 50 metres from Janata Dal-United (JD-U) state headquarters.
According to RJD leaders, the poster is the brain child of party leader Anand Yadav.
Yadav’s “inner voice” remark was an apparent dig at the chief minister’s stance of resigning last year after corruption cases had surfaced against the RJD leader, triggering demands of his removal.
Kumar had then said he was putting in his papers in accordance with his “inner voice” but formed a new government within less than 24 hours after forging an alliance with the BJP which was in the opposition till then.
An RJD spokesman had said Wednesday that the posters were not put up as per directions of any senior leader but by “over enthusiastic workers” who were enraged over the betrayal of mandate by Mr Kumar last year.
(With agency inputs)