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'He won in 2014, should worry about 2024 elections': Nitish Kumar's swipe at PM Modi

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Patna, Aug 10: JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, in a cryptic statement on Wednesday, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the 2014 general elections, but he should now worry about the 2024 polls.

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    "Those who came to power in 2014, will they be victorious in 2024? I would like all the opposition parties to be united for 2024. I am not a contender for any such post (PM post)," Nitish Kumar told reporters after taking oath as chief minister of Bihar.

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

    "The party made the decision together to leave the BJP, whether I will stay or not (till 2024), they can say what they want, but I will not live in the year 2014," he said.

    As he snapped ties with the BJP, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has once again been pitched as a prime ministerial candidate for the 2024 elections by some.

    Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Sharad Yadav also said that Kumar could be a prime ministerial candidate for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

    Speaking to India Today, he also said Nitish Kumar will be the Mahagathbandhan's PM nominee in 2024.

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    JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday took oath as Bihar chief minister for the eight time in a ceremony at Raj Bhawan. RJD's Tejashwi Yadav was administered the oath of office as deputy chief minister.

    The no-frills ceremony comes a day after Kumar snapped ties with the BJP-led NDA and joined hands with the RJD to form a 'Mahagathbandhan' government.

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