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Jitan Ram Manjhi quits the NDA Alliance, Big trouble for BJP

Jitan Ram Manjhi quits the NDA Alliance, Big trouble for BJP
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Former Bihar chief minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha head, Jitan Ram Manjhi quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on today 28 February. Jitan Ram Manjhi made this announcement after ending his meeting with RJD(Rashtriya Janata Dal) leader Tejashwi Yadav. After the meeting, Tejashwi said,”The NDA was divided into two factions over the subject of reservation and Constitution. Cases of atrocities on poor and Dalits were rising each day. Bihar was not given special status, and Manjhi ji’s policies were also not implemented in this budget. He also said that Manjhi has been close with his father and RJD chief Lalu Prasad and has previously worked with him, showing that he will be joining Bihar’s ‘grand-alliance’.

Now the elections of 2019 are going to be very crucial for BJP Government. Before this, Maharashtra leading party Shiv-Sena has also quit the alliance from NDA government and decided to contest independently in 2019 Loksabha Election. RJD leader reached Mr Manjhi’s house on Wednesday morning, after ending the meeting session Mr Manjhi declared that he has come out of the NDA. The upcoming Loksabha elections are going to be more tough for NDA government, First Shiv Sena and now Manjhi–two big hands of NDA alliance are scattered, and its all up to on TDP Minister Chandrababu Naidu, who already warned BJP about their overbearing statements to his party.

On 23 March, 58 seats of RajyaSabha members are going to be vacant, and the bypolls elections for Araria Lok Sabha seat and Jahanabad and Bhabhua Assembly seats are listed to be held on 11 March. Manjhi said,”Our workers will campaign for the candidates of the Alliance in this bypolls”.Manjhi addressed the media by saying that “for more than a year and a half, my party and I have worked tirelessly for increasing the NDA in Bihar. But as the saying goes, even a mother does not feed her child until he or she cries and demands attention.” Welcoming Mr Manjhi into the Grand Alliance, State Congress president (in-charge) Kaukab Quadri said, “it’s a happy moment for us… though he (Mr Manjhi) took a late decision to come out of NDA where he was not getting due respect, its right decision.”


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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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