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In tweets, Sharad Yadav targets Modi government over black money but keeps mum on Nitish Kumar

The series of tweets by Yadav came hours after he received an invitation from RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav to lead the battle against the BJP in Bihar
Edited by: India TV Politics Desk New Delhi July 30, 2017 14:45 IST
India TV Politics Desk

While keeping mum on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s move of leaving the Congress-JD(U)-RJD grand alliance and joining hands with BJP to form government in the state, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav continued with his punitive attacks on the Narendra Modi government. 

The series of tweets by Yadav came hours after he received an invitation from RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav to lead the battle against the BJP in Bihar. Nitish’s estranged partner Lalu claimed that Shahrad Yadav was on his side in the political turmoil in Bihar. 

Sharad Yadav, who has been a Union Minister in the NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, targeted the Modi government alleging its ‘ineffectiveness’ in bringing back the black money from abroad and its inaction against those named in Panama papers.

He also termed the government’s ‘Fasal Bima Yojana’ as a ‘big fauilure’, saying that the scheme is only beneficial for insurers and not farmers. 

The tweets come after Nitish formed the cabinet of his new NDA-backed government, giving Finance and Commercial Taxes portfolios to his deputy and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi. The new cabinet has 27 ministers — 14 from the JD(U), 12 from the BJP and one from the LJP.

Sharad Yadav is reported to be unhappy with Nitish’s decision to dump Lalu Yadav and the Congress – the allies of the ‘mahagathbandhan’ formed to block the BJP in the 2015 Assembly elections. 

 

On Wednesday, Nitish had resigned as the Chief Minister, citing Lalu’s son Tejashwi Yadav’s refusal to step down as Bihar’s Deputy CM despite facing graft charges levelled by the CBI. 

However, in less than a day, he was again sworn in as the Chief Minister – for the sixth time – this time with BJP as his new ally.