Patna: ‘Gopalganj to Raisina: My Political Journey’, the autobiography of RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav is coming soon. Lalu has claimed in this book that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wanted to join again the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) again after six months of separation from the alliance, but he (Lalu) did not agree to this. Along with Lalu Prasad, his son and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, Tejaswi Yadav also claimed that Nitish Kumar wanted to return to the alliance.
Lalu Yadav has claimed in his autobiography that Nitish Kumar sent his associate Prashant Kishor to five times to talk to him again to join the alliance. But Lalu clearly refused to take Nitish back in the alliance. Considering Lalu’s book, he banned Nitish Kumar’s re-entry in the grand alliance because Nitish had broken his trust and he could not believe them again.
Lalu has said in this book that he had no displeasure with Nitish Kumar, but he was worried about this matter if he would accept Nitish Kumar’s re-joining in the Mahagathbandhan after considering the words of Prashant Kishor and how will the people of Bihar take it.
Lalu has also claimed in this book that Prashant Kishore had also met his son and former Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav to join Nitish Kumar again in the coalition. Prashant Kishore had assured him that if this happens then in the General elections, the BJP will be eliminated from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Prashant Kishor, now Vice President of JDU, has termed all his claims bogus as a whole, giving his reaction to Lalu’s sensational claims. Prashant Kishor tweeted that Lalu Prasad has made a failed attempt to keep himself in the discussion. Prashant Kishore said that Lalu’s good days now end.
Although Prashant Kishore has admitted in his tweet that he had met Lalu Prasad several times before joining the JDU. But he disclosed that Lalu Prasad Yadav would have felt a lot of embarrassment for the conversation between the two.
Significantly, after the charges of corruption against Tejaswi Yadav in 2017, Nitish Kumar had separated from the alliance and formed a new government with the BJP.