'Best wishes to retain CM's chair': Axed Prashant Kishor takes a dig at Nitish Kumar
Prashant Kishor was expelled from JDU after he criticised Nitish Kumar's stand to support the CAA and the NPR.
New Delhi: Soon after his expulsion from JD(U), Prashant Kishor on Wednesday took a dig at party president Nitish Kumar, offering him his best wishes to "retain" the chief ministership of Bihar.
In a tweet minutes after the JD(U) suspended Kishor, Kishor said, "Thank you Nitish Kumar. My best wishes to you to retain the chair of Chief Minister of Bihar. God bless you."
The decision to expel Prashant Kishor and senior party leader Pawan Kumar Varma comes days after both spoke against the party leadership over its stand on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Nitish Kumar-led party on Wednesday expelled both the leaders from the party's primary membership.
Thank you @NitishKumar. My best wishes to you to retain the chair of Chief Minister of Bihar. God bless you.🙏🏼— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) January 29, 2020
In a statement, party General Secretary K. C. Tyagi said, "As both the party leaders have been broken the party discipline, they are being expelled from the primary membership of the party."
Kishor and Varma have been critical of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his stand on the CAA. JD-U had supported the bill both in the Loka Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
Both of them have attacked the Chief Minister for his decision to support the CAA.
Kishor had joined the Janata Dal-United in September 2018. He was also made the Vice President of the party. While Varma is a former Rajya Sabha member of the JD-U.