NEW DELHI: The JD(U) on Wednesday expelled vice-president Prashant Kishor and senior leader Pavan Kumar for their “anti-party” activities.
Both the leaders have been attacking the party leadership over its pro-CAA stand.
The spat between Kumar and Kishor was out in the open yesterday when the former reminded the political strategist that he was inducted into the party on the recommendation of Union home minister Amit Shah.
It all began when Nitish, while talking to the media here, said, “I don’t have any problem if he (Kishor) wants to leave the party. But if he wants to stay, then he will have to follow the basic structure of the party.”
Nitish reminded Kishor that he was inducted in the JD (U) on the recommendations of Union home minister Amit Shah. “Amit Shah Ji told me to take him in the party. But he (Kishor) works for different kinds of people as a (poll) strategist. He is now working for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). He might have ambitions to go places. He is free to go,” the CM said.
Thank you @NitishKumar. My best wishes to you to retain the chair of Chief Minister of Bihar. God bless you.🙏🏼
— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) 1580294808000
Soon after Kumar’s remarks, Kishor, in a tweet, hit back at Nitish, saying, “@NitishKumar, what a fall for you to lie about how and why you made me join JDU!!!! Poor attempt on your part to try and make my colour same as yours! And if you are telling the truth who would believe that you still have courage not to listen to someone recommended by @AmitShah? (sic).”
Varma and Kumar have also been at loggerheads over the past few days after the former shared screenshots of a two-page letter written to the Bihar chief minister, questioning the party’s decision to contest the Delhi assembly polls in alliance with BJP.
Soon after Varma made the letter public, Kumar said that he is free to quit JD(U) if he wishes.