“Tejashwi is a very good boy. But Bihar was saved by the skin of its teeth because he wouldn’t have been able to run the state,” Uma Bharti said.
BJP leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday praised the RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, asserting that though age is on his side, he is not experienced enough to run a state and ultimately “Lalu would have been at the helm” of Bihar.
“Tejashwi is a very good boy. But Bihar was saved by the skin of its teeth because he wouldn’t have been able to run the state. (RJD President) Lalu (Prasad Yadav) would have ultimately been at the helm pushing Bihar back into jungle raj. Tejashwi can lead when older,” the BJP leader said while talking to reporters in Bhopal.
The former chief minister also praised Congress leader Kamal Nath for putting up a decent fight in recent bypolls held in Madhya Pradesh.
“Kamal Nath ji has fought this election very well. Maybe if he’d ran his government this well there wouldn’t have been problems. He’s a very decent person, like my elder brother. He fought this election very tactfully,” Uma Bharti said.
The remarks come a day after the BJP swept the bitterly fought Madhya Pradesh bypolls by winning 19 seats, while Congress only managed to secure nine Assembly constituencies.
The Congress government led by Kamal Nath fell in March this year, after 22 MLAs, considered as loyalists of Jyotiraditya Scindia, resigned and joined the BJP.