Digital Desk, Patna. The verbal war between the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress has intensified following the defeat of the Grand Alliance in the Bihar assembly elections. RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari targeted former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, now the Congress has retaliated against RJD. Congress leader Prem Chandra Mishra reacted to Tiwari’s comments, saying such remarks were “not acceptable” as the two parties are part of the alliance. He said, we do not accept speaking of RJD leaders like Giriraj Singh and Shahnawaz Hussain about Congress Party and Rahul Gandhi. There is a religion of alliance, which all parties should follow.
What did Shivanand Tiwari say?
RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari said the election was at its peak and Rahul Gandhi was on a picnic with sister Priyanka in Shimla. Is the party going on like this? The allegations can be leveled at the way the Congress is being run? “This is benefitting the BJP. Shivanand Tiwari said that there was a meeting at Rahul Gandhi’s house. It included Kapil Sibal, Shashi Tharoor, Mukul Wasnik , Manish Tiwari was all of this. Everyone wrote a letter, they were loyal to the Congress all their life. This way you cannot run a party. This is the way the party operates. BJP is benefiting from this. RJD leader said that I think it is not only in Bihar. In other states also Congress insists on contesting more and more seats, but they fail to win the election. Congress should think about this.
#WATCH: RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari speaks on #TomorrowResults, says “…elections were in full swing & Rahul Gandhi was on picnic at Priyanka ji’s place in Shimla. Is party run like that? Allegations can be levelled that manner in which Congress is being run, it’s benefitting BJP.” pic.twitter.com/ZZXmndMJFh
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The grand alliance got 110 seats and the NDA got 125 seats.
Explain that out of 243 seats in Bihar assembly elections, NDA got 125 seats, Mahagathbandhan got 110 seats and AIMIM, BSP and other parties got 8 seats. RJD won 75 seats. At the same time, in the Bihar Assembly elections, this time Congress contested 70 seats, out of which only 19 candidates were successful in winning it. Among the allies of the Grand Alliance, the performance of the Congress was the worst. Left parties outperformed Congress. The Left parties won 16 of the 29 seats. The maximum number of 12 seats was won by CPI-ML which stood at 19 seats.