Nitish Kumar on Monday, at the end of the campaign for the first round of voting on Wednesday, attacked Tejashwi Yadav and his father Lalu Yadav.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav responded sharply to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s comment about “having eight to nine children in the quest for a son”.
The eighth of former chief ministers Lalu Yadav and Rabri Devi’s nine children, Tejashwi Yadav tweeted that even Nitish Kumar’s insults were “blessings” for him. Tejashwi Yadav told reporters that the Chief Minister had insulted “women and my mother’s sentiments”.
Kumar on Monday, at the end of the campaign for the first round of voting on Wednesday, attacked Tejashwi Yadav and his father Lalu Yadav.
“Does anyone care? They have eight-nine children. They have no faith in their daughters. After so many daughters, they had a son. You all can see – this is the kind of Bihar they want to make,” the Bihar CM said.
Tejashwi Yadav, who is the CM candidate has repeatedly needled Kumar, 69, calling him “mentally and physically tired”. Tejashwi said the words about many children also applies to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he, too, had many siblings.
“By commenting on my family, Nitish Kumar is targeting PM Modi as he also has six siblings. Using such language, Nitish Kumar has insulted women and my mother’s sentiments. They don’t speak on the main issues, like inflation, corruption, unemployment etc,” the RJD leader said.
Tejashwi Yadav had earlier tweeted: “Even bad words used by Nitishji against me are like blessings to me. Nitish Kumar is mentally and physically tired and that is why he can speak whatever he likes. I treat his words like a blessing. This time Bihar has decided to vote on the issues of employment and development.”