Nitish Kumar “Paltu Ram” Said By Lalu Yadav, Here is The List When Nitish Kumar Changed Political Party

Lalu Prasad Yadav once called Nitish Kumar the “Paltu Ram” of Bihar politics, saying he would do anything for power without principles or ideology this was in 2017 when Nitish left the Mahagathbandhan.

There are rumors that Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar and an ally of the INDIA bloc, might join the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). According to BJP sources, he would need to step down as chief minister for this to happen.

When Nitish Kumar Shifted From One Party to Another?

Lalu Prasad Yadav regards Nitish Kumar as a leader who frequently changes alliances in Indian politics, calling him the “most Paltu Ram.” Nitish Kumar has switched political parties multiple times, and there are recent reports suggesting he might be ready to shift to the NDA led by the BJP again. Lets see how many times Nitish Kumar shifted from one party to another.

Year 1994

Nitish Kumar left the Janata Dal and created the Samata Party with George Fernandes. In 1996, he changed sides and joined the BJP, becoming a minister in Atal Bihar Vajpayee’s cabinet.

Year 2003

Sharad Yadav and Lalu Prasad Yadav ended their alliance. Nitish Kumar, who had formed the Samata Party earlier, chose to merge it with the Janata Dal. The combined alliance was then named Janata Dal (United).

Year 2013

Nitish Kumar made a significant move by breaking ties with the NDA after a 17-year alliance. This decision came about because Narendra Modi was named the BJP’s candidate for Prime Minister.

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Discontent had been growing since 2010 when the BJP used a photo of Nitish Kumar and Modi together. Upset, Nitish Kumar canceled a dinner for BJP leaders and even returned Rs 5 crore from the Gujarat government meant for Bihar flood relief.

With his own aspirations for the prime ministerial role, Kumar couldn’t accept Modi’s nomination and withdrew from the alliance in 2013, a move that backfired as JD(U) won only two seats compared to 20 in 2009, while the BJP secured 22 seats.

Year 2017

Nitish Kumar, sensing a decline in his political influence, joined hands with Lalu Yadav’s RJD and Congress for the 2015 assembly polls, securing victory with Tejashwi Yadav as his deputy.

However, the alliance didn’t last, and Kumar returned to the NDA in 2017, citing corruption within the RJD. This move benefited Nitish Kumar as JD(U) improved its seat count in the 2019 LS polls to 16, while BJP dropped to 17.

In the 2020 assembly polls, JD(U) faced a setback, securing only 43 seats compared to 71 in 2015, with BJP rising to 74. RJD emerged on top with 75 seats.

Year 2022

On August 9, 2022, Kumar stepped down as the chief minister and took his party out of the NDA. He declared that his party had reconnected with the Mahagathbandhan and planned to create a coalition government with the RJD and INC.

Current Year 2024

 There were rumors in Bihar’s capital that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from the Janata Dal (United) might end his political alliance with Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

There were talks of dissolving the state assembly and rejoining the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This potential move could affect the Congress, currently part of the ruling grand political alliance, and the emerging INDIA bloc of opposition parties.

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