Saying that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has compromised with the fascist forces in pursuit of power, the expelled JD(U) leader Pawan K Verma said that his anti-CAA posturing was the main reason behind his expulsion.
Alleging that Nitish Kumar compromised with his politics and principles, the former bureaucrat-turned-politician said, “Nitish considered me as an obstacle…His friendship with the BJP is essentially nothing but a compromise in pursuit of power with the fascist forces,” asserted Verma.
“That is why we have been expelled,” he added referring to the expulsion of JD(U) vice president Prashant Kishore and that of his own.
Verma, a vocal critique of the CAA said that he felt somewhat relieved after the expulsion as he will not have to defend JDU’s ‘undefendable’ position on CAA-NPR-NRC.
“He (Nitish Kumar) supported CAA to secure his chief ministership after the next assembly election,” added Verma.
Verma, on Jan 21, shot off a letter to Nitish Kumar and made it public, opposing JDU’s alliance with the BJP in Delhi and questioning JDU’s official stand on the CAA-NPR-NRC.
Nitish Kumar tried to downplay the issue, but it was becoming increasingly evident that sooner or later Verma will have to face the wrath of the JDU supremo. As a result, analysts believe he has been expelled from the party.