Nitish Kumar attacked congress and said that “The Congress alone is to blame for the opposition mess.” Nitish Kumar and Congress are allies partner in Bihar and on the national level too they have been constantly trying to form a mahagatbandhan 2019. But since Nitish Kumar has announced to support NDA’s candidate and former Bihar governer Ram Nath Kovind for Presidential election to be held this month even as the rest of the Opposition put up former Speaker of the Lok Sabha Meira Kumar as a candidate. After that when the congress decided to boycott the midnight session of the parliament to lauch the GST in the country, then also his party choose to attend the celebration.
His support for demonetisation, his muted criticism of the Centre, his support to Mr Kovind are all examples of a larger political calculation that he may be having in his mind. and in the mid of all this tension in the opposition camp, he blamed congress for the mess “The Congress alone is to blame for the opposition mess”. It is because of the Congress that we could not have an alliance in UP, it is because of the Congress that we could not have an alliance in Assam. They did not take us into confidence on the presidential polls as well” he said. On the leader of the opposition’s Ghulam Nabi Azad’s statement that he has multiple ideologies he said that ” “Some people have different ideologies. I don’t follow anyone. I follow my polices”.
Nitish Kumar always had bigger ambitions, he still want to be the prime face of the opposition but at the same time 2019 seems to be lost cause for him, that’s why he is sending mixed signals to both, the BJP and the opposition.