Chirag Paswan, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader and Jamui MP, strongly criticized Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday, accusing him of consistently targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Hindu community in the state. Paswan's comments arose in response to the state Education Department's decision to revoke leaves on Hindu festivals while extending the same for Muslim festivals in Bihar.
Expressing his astonishment, Paswan highlighted Nitish Kumar's shift from objecting to PM Narendra Modi, the BJP, and the NDA, to now focusing on the majority population of the country and making decisions about school leave policies. He remarked, "I am surprised that he is now deciding on leaves in schools."
Adding to his critique, Paswan expressed surprise at the lack of response from Tejashwi Yadav, the leader of the alliance partner in the Bihar government, who claims to be a successor of Yaduvansi. Despite the cancellation of Janmashtami leave by the government, Yadav has remained silent on the matter.
Paswan concluded by cautioning against the politics of appeasement, emphasizing that it will not secure votes from the Muslim community. He stated, “I want to tell them that opting for the politics of appeasement will not help to them get the votes of the Muslim community.”