High expectation to cause Nitish''s downfall: Paswan

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Patna, Jan 18 (PTI) The NDA government headed by ChiefMinister Nitish Kumar would soon fall from its present peakdue to the mountain of expectation from people, Lok JanshaktiParty (LJP) President Ram Vilas Paswan today claimed.

"The slide of the Nitish Kumar government is only amatter of time," Paswan told reporters.

"It is a Nitish vs Nitish situation in Bihar today.

The chief minister making a slew of promises would be weigheddown by the other CM who is the deliverer of those promises,"the former union minister said.

The LJP chief sought to draw a corollary between themassive win of the NDA in Bihar assembly polls and that ofCongress in 1984 Lok Sabha polls.

The charisma of the then prime minister late RajivGandhi had faded in later years of his tenure, the NDA toowould soon start feeling the heat of people''s expectation todeliver the goods that it had promised in elections for asecond term, Paswan said.

"We will be happy if the state government delivers,but if it failed to do so, the same electorate will startlooking for alternative," Paswan said, adding that the RJD-LJPcombine will be there to seize the opportunity for a comeback.

He warned the ruling coalition against undermining theopposition saying RJD-LJP combine and the Congress polled 36per cent votes as against the NDA''s 39 per cent, though thevote percentage did not reflect in the number of seats won bythese parties (29) and the NDA (214).

On the speculation that the LJP was tilting towardsthe Congress in view of electoral setback in Bihar, he said hehad told Congress leaders that he would ideally like theCongress and the RJD-LJP combine to work together.

However, that was difficult to happen till Congressstuck to its position of keeping the RJD at bay, he said.

Paswan, who held a meeting of its 75 candidatesyesterday to review his party''s electoral performance,demanded scrapping of polling by the EVMs.

Meanwhile, the LJP president reconstituted variousoffice bearers'' panel of his party and said a 15-member corecommittee will be set up soon to take decision on majorpolitical issues.

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