Days after he touched Nitish’s feet, Chirag Paswan predicts another volte-face by Bihar CM

Patna: Former Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan on Sunday asserted that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s presence at RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav’s Iftar feast was a proverbial straw in the wind, which could have wide political ramifications.
Paswan, who now heads a faction of the party headed by his late father Ram Vilas Paswan, also insisted that Kumar moving to a house other than his official bungalow, for renovation purposes, was not as simple as it seems.
“We all get our houses renovated. But when did we last see somebody moving out with all belongings, including cattle?” questioned Paswan, when asked about Kumar having shifted to 7, Circular Road, adjacent to the CM’s official residence at 1, Anne Marg.
Paswan, who has for some time been in news for his vitriolic attacks on Kumar, which has led to his virtual ostracism from the NDA, came in limelight when on Friday he greeted the chief minister by touching his feet at the Iftar hosted by Yadav, the leader of the opposition.
Kumar, however, had on Saturday made it clear that his presence at the Iftar party had “nothing to do with politics” and he attended it since he was invited.
“We all attend such events. My presence has nothing to do with politics at all. Since I was invited to the function, I attended,” he told reporters. Nonetheless, Kumar’s presence at the event fueled speculations in political circles.

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