"Chhavi Kumar's image has taken a beating. He has sold out his principles. Now, he has fallen into the trap of the BJP. Palturam now has no say in his own government and he does not have a way out," Lalu Yadav said.
He said he had been apprehensive about naming Nitish Kumar as the chief ministerial candidate of the Grand Alliance during the 2015 assembly election.
"Nevertheless, I decided to take the risk as we had to stop the BJP. I got his candidature announced by Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, who was the senior-most among us. But Nitish ditched us," the RJD leader said.
Reacting to alleged corruption cases, in which he and his family members have been embroiled, Lalu Yadav said, "Nitish and the BJP may keep hatching conspiracies. But they will not be able to harm Lalu and his family."
"His (Nitish Kumar's) policy seems to be -- let people die and then wash the hands off with a compensation of Rs 4 lakh," he said.
Four people had died after consuming spurious liquor in Danwar village of Rohtas district on October 27. The Grand Alliance government in Bihar, comprising the RJD, JD(U) and Congress, had imposed a complete ban on sale, manufacture and consumption of liquor in the state in April, 2016.
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