All 5 MLAs of Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM in Bihar on Thursday met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna however dismissed speculations of political realignment. They took a jibe on the ruling JD(U)-BJP combines in Bihar, likening it to a household wherein the members lacked compatibility however have been unwilling to half methods.
AIMIM MLA Akhtarul Iman, who additionally heads the social gathering’s unit within the state the place it made a splash within the latest meeting elections by profitable 5 seats, made the wry comment after a gathering with the chief minister.
Iman, who was beforehand with the chief ministers JD(U), was accompanied by the opposite 4 MLAs of his new political abode.
“There are households wherein persons are unable to co-exist peacefully however not prepared to interrupt ties both. This ends in the youngsters going astray.
“Related is the case right here. The ‘kheench-taan’ (tug of conflict) on political degree has led the paperwork to run amok”, Iman stated with out mentioning JD(U) or BJP by the title.
He was replying to a question about what he thought in regards to the ruling coalition which has undergone a change in energy equation on account of the BJP returning with a far better variety of seats than the JD(U).
When requested about the potential for the AIMIM MLAs assembly with Kumar giving rise to speculations a couple of political realignment in Bihar, he quipped “it’s as much as the media whether or not to make a mountain out of a molehill”.
It was identified to him that the chief ministers social gathering has been making overtures to smaller gamers in a bid to reinforce its energy and examples have been cited of MLAs who lately met Kumar and have, thereafter, ended up siding with the NDA camp.
Zama Khan, the lone BSP MLA in Bihar, final week merged his social gathering with the JD(U) whereas Unbiased legislator Sumit Singh has pledged full assist to Kumars authorities.
Furthermore, the lone LJP MLA Raj Kumar Singh additionally met kumar earlier within the day and the event, which got here barely a number of days after his go to to the residence of Kumars key aide and state minister Ashok Choudhary, has fuelled speculations that the Matihani legislator would possibly gravitate in the direction of the JD(U), rebuffing his social gathering boss Chirag Paswan.
Iman stated dismissively, “it isn’t for me to discuss what others are doing”, however added “the chief ministers residence is sort of a busy avenue by way of which go all kinds of processions.
“Legislators would maintain assembly for diverse causes. These could also be associated to social gathering politics or to their constituencies”.
He additionally disclosed that the AIMIM MLAs, all of whom are elected from the Muslim-dominated Seemanchal area, flagged the difficulty of woeful infrastructure within the Kosi belt “the place even now individuals must journey 50 kms or extra to succeed in a bridge and cross a river”.
“Even the chief minister was surprised when he learnt in regards to the state of affairs on the bottom. We hope, given his professed dedication to growth with justice, Seemanchal will get its due”, he added.