With the assembly elections of Bihar scheduled next year, chaos within the ruling alliance of BJP and JD(U) are being reported. Even as both the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister are attempting to keep the alliance together, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has slammed the duo. After BJP leaders avoided CM Nitish Kumar's Dussehra function at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Tuesday, Tejashwi Yadav taunted on Sushil Modi's old tweet- calling Nitish Kumar as the 'captain.' Yadav wrote in a tweet that the Vice-captain (Sushil Modi) must have felt bad to stay away from Captain's (Nitish Kumar) function. He said that if Sushil Modi's colleagues are bowling the 'captain' out, why is he hiding like a criminal.
Hello Mr. Vice Captain,— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) October 9, 2019
Your helpless Captain is alone in the field. Ur faithful colleagues are getting him bowled & run out. Why you have run away & hiding like a criminal? It’s ok to be rescued. It wouldn’t have been easy for you to boycott CM’s “Dussehra” program, isn’t it? https://t.co/PQcAgMwUFB
Yadav was responding on Sushil Modi's September 11 tweet in which he had hailed Kumar's leadership and said that there will be no change in the leadership. He had tweeted: "Nitish Kumar is the Captain of NDA in Bihar & will remain its Captain in next assembly elections in 2020 also. When Captain is hitting 4 & 6 & defeating rivals by inning where is the question of any change." With Bihar reeling under floods after sudden incessant rains, blame game within its political circle has begun. While the RJD is trying to get back into the game, after facing Lok Sabha poll debacle, the NDA is trying to keep its flock together ahead of state polls.
With a total of 243 seats in Bihar assembly, the state goes to polls in the upcoming year. While the ruling alliance of JD(U) and BJP are reportedly having internal tussles, the Opposition alliance - the Mahagathbandhan appears to be directionless after the massive poll drubbing in the general elections 2019. Lalu Yadav's party failed to open its account in the general elections and Nitish Kumar is facing anti-incumbency. With JD(U) VP's strategy team working with Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, Nitish Kumar speaking against the BJP on various issues and the repeated invitations by the RJD to Kumar for rejoining the Mahagathbandhan, the poll-season in Bihar piques interest.