No one is capable of challenging Modi in 2019: Nitish
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that no one is capable of challenging Modi in 2019 general elections.
Talking to media for the first time after taking oath as chief minister of Bihar with BJP support last week, Nitish said, he had tried to save the grand alliance but was forced to break away after RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family refused to come clean on the corruption allegations against them.
Speaking further about the previous alliance with RJD, Nitish said, "Had the RJD leaders come clean on the corruption allegation leveled against them, the political situation could have been different today."
On his decision to call it quits with the RJD, the Bihar CM reiterated, "I didn't have a choice, tolerated everything, thought this happens in the alliance. [But] Continued to work."
On a lighter note, he recalled his association with Lalu saying he had campaigned for Lalu during Patna University Students' Union election and got 450/500 votes polled for him.
However, JD (U) will continue supporting former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi for Vice Presidential election scheduled for August 5. Nitish clarified that BJP doesn't have a problem with JD (U) stand.