Prashant Kishore expelled from JDU, tweets "Thank You Nitish Kumar"
New Delhi : Nitish Kumar on Wednesday expelled his two close aides - Prashant Kishor and Pavan Varma – after two weeks of their constant criticism on his stand on the citizenship law. The action was a mere official formality as Nitish Kumar had earlier mentioned that they are free to leave.
Soon after getting expelled, Prashant Kishore expressed his gratitude to Nitish Kumar via a tweet message.
"Thank you Nitish Kumar. My best wishes to you to retain the chair of Chief Minister of Bihar. God bless you," Prashant Kishor tweeted.
Pavan Varma, who had rattled Nitish Kumar with an open letter referring to conversations criticizing the BJP, said: "It is a sad day that JDU has become intolerant and can't face the mirror when tough questions are asked."
The relationship between Prashant Kishore and Nitish Kumar soured after the former asked the latter to take a firm stand on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill CAA and the National Register for Citizens (NRC).
He raised several questions on the party's support to CAA in parliament even after Nitish Kumar expressed his reservations at a party meeting.
Earlier, Nitish Kumar turned rude and reminded Kishore about how he was inducted in JDU on the reference of BJP's Amit Shah. Kishore reacted sharply to the claim and came up with a brutal reply.
"What a fall for you to lie about how and why you made me join JDU!! Poor attempt on your part to try and make my colour same as yours! And if you are telling the truth who would believe that you still have the courage not to listen to someone recommended by Amit Shah," tweeted the JDU vice president.