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Move beyond reactive narratives, Nitish tells opposition

Kumar was interacting with reporters after the Lok Samvad (public interaction) programme. RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav was seen sitting by his side along with other ministers.
Kumar was interacting with reporters after the Lok Samvad (public interaction) programme. RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav was seen sitting by his side along with other ministers.
NEW DELHI: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has said an “alternative narrative” was needed to counter the NDA, while adding that he was not the face of opposition in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Just talks about unity among opposition parties won’t work in the current situation. He reiterated that the Congress being the largest party should take the initiative for setting up alternative agenda.

“It won’t be much effective if we talk only about the face and unity,” Kumar told reporters at a news conference in Patnaon Monday. Although he maintained it was the duty of the opposition to react on different issues, a mere “reactive narrative” will not help in countering the government, he said.

Kumar’s statement came a day after he allegedly blamed his coalition partner, Congress, for the current ‘mess’ the in Opposition.

Kumar virtually projected Bihar’s grand alliance as a model for opposition unity. “Bihar’s grand alliance was formed after we did groundwork. We had a definite agenda on the future. There was solid unity. The alliance was formed with a clear frame of mind,” he added.
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