- Nitish Kumar backed BJP's attack on Rahul Gandhi's remarks in Berkeley
- "Most of India runs like this": Rahul Gandhi said on dynastic politics
- Mr Kumar had scrapped his alliance with Congress and Lalu Yadav in July
Since he dumped the Congress and Lalu Yadav less than two months ago and partnered with the BJP to run the Bihar Government, Nitish Kumar has seemed to aim at most-loyal-ally status by regularly agreeing with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party, and today was no different as the Chief Minister addressed a press conference.
"This was started by the Congress, we oppose it in principle. If dynasts have reached somewhere then people with no dynasty to back them have also reached the top....if you compare the performance of those politicians who came without any previous political background with dynast politicians the former have always outperformed," Mr Kumar said, much like the BJP, which attacked Rahul Gandhi as a "failed dynast" and gave examples of PM Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind as people who rose to the top without being born in influential families.
Even on bringing petroleum products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which he has earlier opposed, Nitish Kumar said today that he would hold discussions with the BJP and frame his final response.
The Bihar Chief Minister also brought up the murder of Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru earlier this month, expressing concern that the police in Congress-ruled Karnataka have been unable to make any headway in finding the killers. If this had happened in Bihar, he said, opposition parties would've raised a massive hue and cry.