New Delhi: “I have no disappointment in nominating Congress Party leader Mallikarjuna Kharge as Prime Ministerial candidate of India Alliance. Our alliance is united. We will fight unitedly,” said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Reports surfaced that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was unhappy with the nomination of Mallikarjuna Kharge as the prime ministerial candidate of the All India Alliance of Opposition parties. In this context, Nitish Kumar, speaking to reporters at the Patna memorial of late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, said, “I have no disappointment or bitterness in nominating Mallikarjuna Kharge as the prime ministerial candidate. I have no desire for any position. Our party is united. We will fight unitedly. We have no anger. Whom do you want? “We have asked them to suggest whatever they want. We have asked them to speed up the block allocation. The block allocation formula will be decided soon,” he said.
Earlier, the 4th meeting of India Alliance was held at Ashoka Otal in Delhi a few days ago. Chief Ministers include Mamata Banerjee, Nitish Kumar, M.K.Stalin, Congress President Mallikarjuna Kharge, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, senior Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Rashtriya Janata Dal President Lalu Prasad Yadav, Nationalist Congress President Sarath Pawar, Marxist General Secretary Sitaram. Leaders of 28 parties including Yechury and Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray attended. Mamata Banerjee had announced that the Prime Ministerial candidate of the All India Alliance would be decided after the Lok Sabha elections.
In this situation, Mamata Banerjee expressed her wish in the meeting that Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge’s name can be announced as the prime ministerial candidate of the All India Alliance. Arvind Kejriwal, who has always stayed away from working with the Congress party, proposed the scheme. Since Mallikarjuna Kharge is an important Dalit leader in the opposition alliance, the plan was immediately approved by 12 leaders of the India alliance.
Mallikarjuna Kharge immediately rejected the plan. “I want to work for the underprivileged. India alliance should win first and think what can be done to win. “There is no point in discussing the PM candidate before getting the majority of MPs,” Kharge said. At that time there were reports that Nitish Kumar was unhappy with the nomination of Mallikarjuna Kharge as the prime ministerial candidate of the opposition India Alliance. Nitish Kumar has now denied it.