Tejashwi: BJP won't get majority in Lok Sabha elections 2019, would lose 100 seats in 3 states
Updated:  Sep 15, 2018, 10:00 AM
RJD leader and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday said that BJP wouldn't get the majority to return in power in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. It would lose around 100 seats because of the alliance that are coming up against it.
Yadav said, "Today the BJP has over one hundred fifteen seats in Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. But in 2019 the BJP would lose around 100 seats in these states because of the sort of alliances that are turning out."
Referring to Gorakhpur by-polls which happened earlier this year. He said that the Chief Minister (Yogi Adityanath) lost his seat as a result of the alliance between the Bahujan Samaj Party and also the Samajwadi Party.
"The quite scenario that is there in Bihar and also the kind of alliance that is arising in Jharkhand, the BJP would face losses in these states," RJD leader said.
When asked concerning is there'll be three Prime Ministerial candidates from the opposition, Yadav questioned, "Did any of the leaders in the opposition claim to be the Prime Ministerial candidate?"
Tejashwi Yadav then said whichever party would be the one largest party would clearly stake claim to the Prime Ministerial post and the other parties would support it.
He commented on his former alliance and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and refers him as "cheat" minister.
"In 2019 Nitish Kumar will not win anything. Today also he's a Chief Minister through the rear door as he broke the grand alliance that was forged in the state ahead of the 2015 assembly polls. And look today who is in power in Bihar, it is BJP," Tejashwi said.
Nitish Kumar had broken the Janata Dal-United party's alliance with the RJD and also the Congress in the state in July last year and went back to its previous ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state.
Highlighting the increasing law and order condition in the state, former Chief Minister said, "Look at the condition of law and order in Bihar. When minors were raped, the Chief Minister remained quiet because his party leaders were involved therein. And then I have to come to Jantar Mantar to protest against the rapes. And till today nothing happened in the case. Even the CBI and the ED, who are after us did nothing in the case,"
Yadav said, "They claim once I was a teenager and not even having a moustache, I was doing a conspiracy in the Railway Ministry. How is it possible? I was at school and I was playing cricket. He was referring to the Central Bureau of Investigation and social control board of directors action against his members of the family.
"What is this? where is the country going?" he questioned.
Yadav alleged, "My entire family is being investigated. But why action solely against just one family? To pressure us they are doing their best." He further added, "But no investigation against Jay Shah, why because he is the son of BJP chief Amit Shah."
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