PATNA: RJD MLA Sudhakar Singh on Monday took a fresh swipe at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying the state has moved backwards since he took office in 2005.
Mr Singh, whose grudges against Mr Kumar ended his ministership in an unceremonious resignation a few months ago, was speaking to reporters before the start of the long budget session of the state assembly.
“Bihar has moved backwards since Nitish Kumar took office in 2005.
If the legislators decide to replace him, it will be good for the state,” said the Ramkar MLA, son of the state RJD chief. Jagadanath Singh.
Mr Singh, who began his political journey with the BJP a decade ago, also mocked Mr Kumar’s prime ministerial aspirations, insisting that “rather than Nitish Kumar being the prime minister, it is better to implement President’s rule in the country”.
To a question, he said, “My vote will always be for (Deputy Chief Minister) Tejashwi Yadav, though I will leave it to the party members who will succeed Mr Kumar.”
When it was pointed out that his words could lead to a backlash from the JT(U), Mr Singh said the party was “full of opportunists congregating for power”.
A show-cause notice was issued against Mr Singh by the RJD last month following his comments against the Chief Minister.