Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Sunday endorsed his father and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's support to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as the prime ministerial candidate of the opposition in the 2019 general election.
He said that Bihar Nitish Kumar was more experienced and capable than PM Narendra Modi. Speaking to the media Tejaswi asserted that Narendra Modi will not be re-elected as Prime Minister in 2019.
Tejaswi Yadav's support to Nitish Kumar for PM candidate comes just couple of days after Congress, which is an alliance partner in the Bihar government said that their vice president Rahul Gandhi will be the PM candidate of the anti-BJP front.
"Who will not be happy if a person from Bihar becomes PM of the country? Will the state unit of the Congress or its state president Ashok Chowdhary not be happy if Nitish Kumar becomes PM?" asked Tejaswi.
Tejaswi said Congress state president Ashok Chowdhary was working as education minister in Nitish Kumar's government and he would very well be aware of Nitish's capability and qualification for country's PM post.
However, Tejaswi said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi too is capable to lead the country. "The Congress has officially not named its PM candidate till now. Every party believes that their tallest leader is best suited for the PM post. Rahul is working hard and has capability to become PM," said the deputy CM.
Tejaswi though said that general elections 2019 was still far away and who will become PM then depends on prevailing circumstances then. He maintained that several regional parties have strong leaders who have their own PM candidates. Tejaswi, 26, is the youngest son of former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav who was once the arch rival of Nitish Kumar.