Patna, July 3: JD(U) Chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today criticized Congress saying, he has his own thoughts and he believes in them. While making a strong stand on the Congress party, he said attacking Congress Party first dumped Mahatma Gandhi's ideology and then Jawahar Lal Nehru's policy.
After participating party's state executive meeting at Patna, Kumar said, JD(U) has nothing to learn from the Congress. The Opposition must have an agenda and the Congress is a big party. It is its job to set the agenda, an alternative narrative, a narrative that isn't reactive, Nitish said.
JD(U) President also said, he is not in the Prime Minister's race and don't dream of becoming one with having just 18 to 20 MPs. “I am not the prime minister’s face for the Opposition in 2019, neither am I eligible”, said JDU Chief.
Nitish has been on back foot over a number of issues and among them is his extension of JDU support for NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind for which both the Congress and RJD had taken him to task.
It may be noted that Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad had recently said that those who have one principle take one decision and those who have many, take different decisions, a jibe aimed at Nitish Kumar.