Go wherever you want, Nitish tells party men questioning JDU’s stance on CAA Act
“THEY should go wherever they want,” Bihar Chief Minister and JDU supremo Nitish Kumar said on Thursday when asked of Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma’s repeated questions about the party’s stand’s on the newly enacted Citizenship Act. “It is their personal decision. They should go wherever they want. We don’t have an objection. Don’t look at JDU in the context of statements by some people.
JDU works with determination. We have a clear stand and don’t have any confusion,” the Chief Minister told reporters here. “If they have something to tell, they should come and discuss it within the party. They should go wherever they want. They have my good wishes,” he said. JDU spokesperson and national general secretary Pavan Verma has questioned his party’s alliance with the BJP in Delhi Assembly polls while Kishor has more than once made his differences with the party known on the issue of the amended Citizenship Act, and National Register of Citizens.
This is the first time that the Bihar Chief Minister has chosen to speak about voices of dissent emerging from his party in the wake of the JD(U)s decision to support the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament in the winter session, less than a year after having opposed the same. Besides Varma, poll strategist-turned-JD(U) vice president Prashant Kishor has also been venting displeasure over the party's stand on the contentious law.