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demanded Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, a senior RJD leader. minister Tej Pratap Yadav, however, shrugged: "Everyone sits on the floor in God's place. Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav have labored over their - often patchy - relationship . Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar also disagree on the notes ban. How Lalu Prasad Yadav pushed Nitish Kumar towards Narendra Modi in two years. Nitish Kumar shared an uncomfortable relation with Lalu Prasad Yadav in the grand He said that he used 'god' meaning lap instead. With Nitish Kumar resigning today, Nitish and Lalu Prasad Yadav have come a full circle having been friends, then enemies and then friends.
Read about their incredible journey and their complicated relationship. File Photo Here's their intriguing story summed up in five fundamental questions. Under the tutelage of JP, who spearheaded anti-corruption movement against Indira Gandhi, the duo carved their own political careers.
They based their politics on socialism and renewed caste calculation, aiming to end the dominance of upper caste Hindus and bringing the likes of Yadavs and Kurmis into political importance.
Seizing power from CongressLalu became the chief minister of Bihar in Nitish, an influential Kurmi leader and a union minister in the VP Singh government at that time, was his loyal comrade.
So why did they part their ways? With Lalu's ascent to power, came a new wave of political changes and distribution of political largesse. Yadav's became the most influential caste bagging all major money-making jobs. Lalu's brothers-in-law Sadhu and Subhash have been accused of unleashing what is known as "jungle raj".
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This created a certain disgruntlement among the non-Yadav backward classes. However, the real fissure in their relation came with the implementation of the Mandal Commission recommendation by Bihar in Lalu's notorious brother-in laws Sadhu and Subhash Yadav Thakur writes in his book: But non-Yadavs in the coalition were almost immediately alerted to a catch in the clause: Yadavs, as the most populous, would get to skim the cream, the rest would have to scrape the bottom. What did Nitish do to counter his powerful mentor Lalu?
Nitish Kumar led a successful rebellion within the Janata Dal with the backing of non-Yadav backward castes dominated by Kurmis and Koeris. After frequent ugly spats, he officially broke ranks with Lalu in at Chetna Rally in Gandhi Maidan, where thousands of non-Yadavs had gathered to listen to Nitish. Nitish with George Fernandes.
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The JD U may well be speaking the truth. After his resignation in JuneNitish Kumar made the first move to forge a united Opposition in Bihar. Nitish already enjoyed support of the Congress, which had a working relation with the RJD at the Centre.
The Mahagathbandhan was announced on July 27, At an election rally at Bhagalpur in Bihar on August 18, - less than a month after the grand alliance was announced, Lalu Prasad Yadav was reported to have said, "Nitish mere gor mein gir gaye toh kya hum unhe uthakar phenk dete Nitish fell at my feet. Should I have thrown him out?
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He said that he used 'god' meaning lap instead. Nitish Kumar had, in fact, warned Lalu Prasad Yadav against using such language again. Sharad Yadav reportedly conveyed the message to Lalu Prasad Yadav.
The matter ended but wound remained fresh for Nitish Kumar. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh publicly blamed Nitish Kumar for poor law and order in Bihar saying that "the home portfolio is with the Chief Minister".
Nitish Kumar expected a word from Lalu Prasad Yadav in his support and asking his party leaders not to target the Chief Minister. Nothing of that sort happened. Responding to a question on Nitish Kumar, Shahabuddin said that "Lalu Prasad is my leader" claiming that the people of Bihar knew who they voted for.
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Shahabuddin called Nitish Kumar a "Chief Minister of circumstances". But, Lalu Prasad Yadav remained silent. In between came reports that Lalu Prasad Yadav was directly talking to senior officials in Bihar. Lalu Prasad was also reported to have held meetings of senior officials at his residence on behalf of his son and the then Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav.
Nitish had objected to this kind of 'interference' in government.