A video clip showing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visiting a tantrik to seek his blessings was released by the BJP on Saturday.
The video clip was released on social media by senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and union Minister Giriraj Singh to embarrass Nitish Kumar, the chief ministerial candidate of the grand alliance of JD-U, RJD and Congress ahead of the 29 October polls in the ongoing five-phase elections.
At a time when the political temperature is hotting up ahead of the third phase of the Bihar assembly polls on October 28, the BJP leader played a video card against Nitish Kumar, the star campaigner of the ‘grand alliance’, which is giving a tough time to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance.
In Singh’s video, the tantrik is seen raising slogans in favour of Nitish Kumar and telling him not to be worried. He is also seen raising slogans against Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad, once the arch rival of Nitish Kumar but now his main political ally in the Bihar polls.
Reacting to the video, Lalu Prasad, the former Bihar chief minister, told media that he was a bigger tantrik than anyone. “I don’t care for such tantrik, I am bigger tantrik than anyone.”
Neither Nitish Kumar nor any leader of his party was willing to react to the video which has gone viral on social media.
A senior JD-U leader, on condition of anonymity, said that the video has once again exposed the BJP’s desperation with reports coming that the ‘grand alliance’ is winning the polls under the leadership of Nitish Kumar.