Patna: Lauding Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his party JD-U parting ways with NDA, the Nationalist Congress Party on Sunday said that the former has not betrayed or insulted the mandate of the people in any way.
"The Chief Minister has rightly led his party in splitting with the NDA.... the decision should be hailed by all secular forces," Union Minister of State for Agriculture and the NCP national secretary Tariq Anwar told reporters.
Hailing the JD-U's decision, he said that Kumar should be lauded for his party's split with the NDA, saying that the consolidation of the ‘communal’ forces was not at all good in the national interests.
At the same time, the chief minister should not have joined hands with the alliance and having done so, he should have walked out of it much earlier, the Union minister said.
"Having taken the belated decision to sever ties with the BJP-led NDA, Kumar must be repenting his association with the BJP," he said.
On the BJP's demand that Kumar should have resigned as the NDA chief minister on which he was elected three years ago, he said that there was no merit in such a demand as the BJP too had benefitted from Kumar's leadership under which it had contested the last assembly polls.


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