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'The Door Is Closed' For Nitish Kumar To Return To The Grand Alliance, Says Tejashwi Yadav

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| June 27 , 2018 , 10:56 IST

All speculations are shut now regarding Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, entering back into the Grand Alliance of Bihar.

The leader of opposition party RJD and a former Deputy Chief Minister Bihar, Tejashwi Yadav said at a press conference on Tuesday that "the door is closed" for Nitish Kumar to return back to the grand alliance. 

"After Kumar ditched us last year and rejoined the NDA, he tried to sell the idea to the people of Bihar that he had the welfare of the state in mind and that with the NDA in power both at the Centre and in the state, Bihar would be equipped with a double engine that will speed up its development. Nothing of that sort has happened," he added.

Taking a dig on Kumar and NDA alliance Yadav said, "Even his hopes for grant of a special category status, or at least a special economic package, have been dashed. The Centre has snubbed him on this count and despite being an alliance partner, he is not in a position to confront the BJP on the issue."

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"In this backdrop, it seems, he is making up his mind for yet another turnaround. The recent assertions by the leaders of his party that the JD(U) was the big brother in the NDA and that it should be given more seats in the next Lok Sabha polls point to that direction," he said.

"But he is now left with little credibility. There is no guarantee that if we, speaking hypothetically, agree to yet another tie-up, he would not ditch us some time later. The door is now closed," the former deputy CM said.