After Ram Vilas Paswan, Nitish Kumar returns to NDA; move underscores changing political canvas in India
First it was Ram Bilas Paswan and Nitish Kumar is now. The change in the trajectories of these two illustrious leaders of Bihar is sufficient to mark the change in the political structure of India.
Common between the political positions and the careers of the two leaders are striking. Both were ardent supporters of the legendary Jay Prakash Narayan and the two have become national leaders with great irrespective of emerging political views.
But, above all, the leaders who spread their secular credentials of a high moral level and strictly review Narendra Modi and its policies.
Image file of Nitish Kumar and Ram Vilas Paswan. Image PTIFile Nitish Kumar and Ram Vilas Paswan. PTI
Stories told by politicians have seen dramatic changes in recent times. Party leader Lok Janashakti, Paswan left NDA during the Gujarat riots in 2002, but joined just before the general elections of 2014 in Lok Sabha and is now Minister of Consumer Union, Food and Public Distribution in Prime Minister Narendra Modi .
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Bihar and JD (T) leader Nitish, who began their alliance with NDA-17 to protest against the rise of Narendra Modi as a candidate for BJP Prime Minister in 2013, have now abandoned their Alliance with Lalu Prasad Yadav led Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar to be a head of government supported by the BJP.
It would be a euphemism to say that the NDA Returning Paswan and Nitish only demonstrates the proverbial statement that “there is no permanent friend or foe in politics.”
Therefore, leaders were considered those who were by their public image carefully designed, albeit at the cost of political inconveniences in the past and not known that Turncoats.
Those who cross paths may be restricted as a case of political expediency. Rather, this must be seen in the light of the changing mood of the nation, which has already been translated to change in the Indian political fabric.
In the recent past, the two leaders made drastic political decisions in their careers for their valuable idea of secularism. These are vital decisions since it reaffirmed the idea of secularism that not only she, but millions of Indians were the political conditions.
In 2002 Paswan separated from the NDA accounts for the Gujarat riots. After resigning as Union Minister of Coal and Mining, he was honest enough to allow the then prime minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, to know that he and his members will vote against the government’s motion Of censorship of the opposition on the situation of Gujarat in the morning Lok Sabha.
Paswan would cling to this position even after a decade. When Modi, the Prime Minister of Gujarat gave the speech of Independence Day in Bhuj on August 15, 2013, in parallel to the speech of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Red Fort, Paswan has designated a reprehensible act that weakens the democracy of the India.