TIL Desk/National/Kishanganj/AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has launched a blistering attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, accusing him of having “cheated” the people of the state whose votes he had sought in the name of thwarting the BJP juggernaut.
“When we had fielded our candidates in the 2015 assembly polls, Nitish Kumar had called us vote katwa, implying that we were in the fray to cut into anti-BJP votes and, in turn, benefit the saffron party. But look what happened thereafter”, Owaisi told reporters in this district in Bihar’s north-eastern corner.
The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief said Kumar asked the people of Bihar to vote for the Mahagathbandhan, claiming that only the Grand Alliance could pose a credible challenge to the BJP which at that time was appearing invincible. “The people reposed their trust in him only to be cheated a few years later and watch him sitting in the lap of Prime Minister Narendra Modi”, the Hyderabad MP said.