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Bihar war of words: Giriraj Singh vs Tejashwi Yadav

News Agencies | Updated on: 12 August 2022, 10:23 IST
Giriraj Singh and Tejashwi Yadav

A war of words has broken out on Twitter between newly sworn-in Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and Union Minister Giriraj Singh.

Singh taunted Tejashwi Yadav for being unable to fulfil the promise of providing one million jobs, that the Rashtriya Janata Dal leader had made as a chief ministerial candidate during the 2020 Assembly election. The RJD leader in turn hit back at the "shameless" act of sharing "edited videos".

The Union Panchyati Raj minister had tweeted a video of a television interview in which the deputy Bihar CM is heard saying "The promise that I had made of providing 10 lakh jobs, I would fulfil that once I become the Chief Minister, for now, I am the Deputy Chief Minister."

Tejashwi Yadav hit back at Giriraj Singh's tweet that it was silly on part of the union minister to share an edited video to try to "create a narrative".

He also taunted the union minister and wrote on Twitter that having a one-foot-long 'chhoti' (braid) does not make one knowledgeable. Yadav shared the video of his full reply and said "These poor guys have no face in Bihar. Listen to this full video."

"Sir, don't be so shameless. One does not become knowledgeable by having a one-foot-long Chhoti, as you do. This is the plight of the BJP, only because of these idiotic antics, edited videos and road raid statements of you people, these poor people have no face in Bihar," Tejashwi tweeted in Hindi.

Things have now taken a different turn after Giriraj Singh said that the anti-Hindu sentiment of the "secular Bihar government" was evident.

"Top leaders of the secular government of Bihar have started attacking the Hindu symbol Tika-Shikha," Singh tweeted.

The exchange of allegations began ever since Nitish Kumar walked out of the NDA with the BJP alleging that the JD(U) leader quit the alliance because he was not made the Vice Presidential candidate, an allegation which Kumar rejected calling it "totally bogus" on Thursday.

Nitish Kumar parted ways with the BJP recently to rejoin his old ally RJD and the mahagathbandhan. He was sworn-in as Chief Minister on Wednesday while Tejashwi Yadav became his deputy.


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First published: 12 August 2022, 10:23 IST