I Don't Want To Be PM, Congress Should Take Lead: Nitish Kumar

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| July 3 , 2017 , 15:08 IST

Bihar Chief Minister and Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar in a press conference on Monday cleared his name from the Prime Ministerial candidacy in the 2019 General election saying he is not the face of the opposition for 2019 elections.

He said, 'I do not have the capability of being the opposition face for 2019. I do not want that role, nor do I have the capability. He stressed, 'I do not want to be Prime Minister.'

Nitish put Congress on the stand saying since the INC is the largest party in the 'Mahagathbandhan' it should take the lead and set the opposition's agenda for the 2019 general elections.

JD(U) leader Nitish also warned the opposition parties saying issues like demonetisation doesn't work against the BJP. Urging a more active opposition, Nitish pointed out that the opposition lacks an agenda driven approach.

Nitish said, 'Opposition is not for the sake of opposition. We must set the alternative agenda.' He further added, 'For an effective opposition, an alternative agenda is important. Responding is important, but it cannot be the only thing.'

Although his action of supporting the NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind (Bihar's former Governor) has caused some distress in the 'Mahagathbandhan'. He further pressed on the opposition saying the opposition lacked an appropriate agenda. 

When asked about GST and his attendance in the midnight GST session, Nitish said, 'We have always supported GST. It will bring transparency to the system. It's a reform, minor issues might crop up in the beginning but nothing that cannot be ironed out. There is no point in asking me why I did not attend it as I was not invited to the midnight GST event at the Parliament'.