Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, alleging it was “anti-reservation” and toes the line of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) which is “like its Supreme Court”.
The Bihar CM also announced the list of 242 candidates of his alliance for Assembly Elections, with a major chunk from SC/ST and backward communities.
Addressing a press conference here, Kumar claimed the grand alliance stood united as there were no differences unlike in the NDA and said the people of Bihar will give a befitting reply to the BJP as they were watching its “divisive” politics.
He released the joint list of Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress candidates of the coalition and said it represents all sections of society with 16 per cent from general category, 55 per cent backwards, 15 per cent SCs/STs and 14 per cent from the minority community.
Hitting out at BJP and RSS, he accused them of being against reservations and said the RSS, which was the ideological mentor of BJP, was seeking to install an “extra-constitutional” body to review reservations.
“It is clear that he (Bhagwat) feels the current policy of reservation is not right and wants some other system,” he said, while reading out excerpts of the RSS chief’s interview to RSS mouthpiece ‘Organiser’ and ‘Panchjanya’.