As JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav are all set to take oaths as chief minister and deputy chief minister of Bihar today, the further going for BJP will for sure not be smooth in the state.
Soon after the JD(U)-BJP split, a police official pasted “former” against the nameplate of deputy chief minister Tar Kishore Prasad.
As per sources, it is believed that the new government will go hard on BJP leaders and workers if they are caught on the wrong side of the law, as the primary objective of the new Nitish government is to destroy the structural organization of BJP and RSS in Bihar, they added.
Nitish is also planning to give Tejashwi Yadav a charge to carry out a “surgical strike” on BJP and RSS sympathizers. If they were involved in any communal activities, strong action can be expected in a bid to weaken the structures of the saffron brigade, the source added.
BJP has Saptrishis and Panna Pramukh who work at booth levels. The new government under the leadership of Nitish Kumar is likely to target those workers.
JD-U has already leveled serious allegations against the BJP that it was involved in weakening the structure of the former. As Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has weakened RSS and BJP in West Bengal ahead of the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections, Nitish is also planning to do so.
BJP is already being criticized for the price rise of essential commodities, apart from unemployment, terrorism, national security, etc. It is also facing anti-incumbency sentiments across the country and Nitish Kumar, who is considered as having one of the sharpest political brains in the country, knew what would be the ideal time to take the position of his party.
Sources have said that BJP is aiming for “Opposition Mukt Bharat” in the country. Now, the opposition leaders are doing just the opposite and alienating BJP.
Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday said that BJP has no alliance partners in North India except Uttar Pradesh where extremely smaller parties are in alliance with it.
BJP state president Sanjay Jaiswal has decided to stage a dharna outside the party office. He has also asked leaders of his party to do the same at the district, block, and Panchayat levels.
Notably this time, the BJP has not taken an aggressive stance after losing the government in Bihar. The ED, CBI, and Income Tax effect is not being used by the central leadership as the JD(U) only hinted about the proof (Telephonic audio conversation) it has to expose the saffron leaders.
In case BJP uses the central agencies against Nitish Kumar or the leaders of Mahagathbandhan, he would use those proofs to ruin the image of BJP leaders. That may severely hit the preparation of the BJP for the 2024 Lok Sabha election.
During the tenure of the JD(U)-BJP government in Bihar, scandals like the Srijan scam, the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, and others took place which is with CBI.
Nitish Kumar has also raked up some corruption cases against BJP ministers like Ram Surat Rai, who is facing charges of transfer-posting scam in the land reforms and revenue ministry, which he was owning during the JD-U-BJP combined government. Tar Kishore Prasad, the former chief minister of Bihar is also facing charges of scam in the “Har Ghar Nal Ka Jal” program when he was involved in allotting some contracts to his family members and relatives.
(With inputs from IANS)