Directly referring to the BJP-led central government, he said the ED and other law enforcement agencies are being used to crush the voice of opposition leaders. Which state is there in India where people elect a stable government and BJP doesn’t try to topple the respective governments? See what happened in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. The BJP toppled the governments of all these states.”
He added that “People of India are watching what this government is doing. Such things have never happened in India before.”
Praising the recent developments in his state, he said, “If you (BJP) are trying to crush regional parties, will we allow you to do this”? This can’t happen.
He remarked that the people of Bihar are now happy that both of us have “joined together”. We have collectively sent out to the entire country that “if such things can happen in Bihar, why can’t it happen in other parts of the country”? That can certainly happen, he said.
This is a direct message to all regional parties that “we will win the 2024 assembly elections.We all must save Ganga-Jamuna Tehjeeb and the constitution of this country.
Responding to a question that they have only formed a two-party alliance to defeat Modi, he added, “All parties are severing ties with the BJP and seeing how their staunchest partner in North India left them.”
Raising the issue of misuse by central agencies – ED, CBI and Income Tax department – he continued that this has happened despite all these agencies being under their control. And I am sure, he added, that “they will use these parties against us, including Nitish Kumar”.
He also mentioned that “we are not afraid of such threats and we are ready to face any situation. On the contrary, they are afraid today.”