Upset with Nitish, JDU MLA votes for Congress
Gandhinagar: Gujarat JDU MLA Chotubhai Vasava on Tuesday said he voted for Congress candidate Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha election as he was opposed to his party President Nitish Kumar aligning with BJP in Bihar. “I have voted for Ahmed Patel and performed my duty of being a loyal friend,” Vasava said attacking the state’s BJP government in Gujarat which, he said, has been looting the state since last 20 years. Asked if he was not with Nitish Kumar, who has formed a new government with BJP in Bihar, Vasava said he was opposed to the alignment with BJP. “I am also a party member but was not consulted before the decision was taken. He (Nitish) should have convened a meeting,” the lone JDU MLA told a news channel. Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav has also opposed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s alliance with the BJP to form the new government in Bihar.