Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday known as on his outdated affiliate and RJD president Lalu Prasad, with whom his rivalry has been the stuff of political legend and whose occasion helped him dump the BJP to kind a brand new authorities. Kumar walked all the way down to 10, Round Highway, the bungalow allotted to Prasad’s spouse Rabri Dev, proper throughout the road from his official residence 1, Anney Marg, accompanied by cupboard colleague and shut aide Vijay Kumar Chaudhary.
Prasad’s youthful son and RJD inheritor obvious Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, who has returned because the deputy CM after 5 years, rushed to the bungalow’s gate to obtain his boss. Kumar warmly greeted Prasad, whom he usually calls his bade bhai (elder brother), presenting the RJD president with a bundle of flowers which the previous CM accepted with one arm bandaged due to a shoulder fracture he suffered final month.
Notably, Kumar, the de facto chief of the JD(U), was final seen at 10, Round Highway earlier this yr when he attended an Iftaar feast, an occasion which was seen as a proverbial straw within the wind. The chief minister had additionally visited a non-public hospital within the metropolis the place Prasad had been admitted following the fracture and from the place he was taken to Delhi in an air ambulance.
The ailing septuagenarian, who awaits a kidney transplant overseas, got here to the town within the night accompanied by eldest daughter and Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti at whose Delhi residence he had been recuperating after present process remedy at AIIMS. Outdated age and sickness clearly appear to have taken a toll on the previous Bihar chief minister and ex-Union minister with a legendary sense of humour.
Whereas departing from Delhi, he testily denied earlier than journalists allegations of an arrest warrant pending in opposition to Kartikey Singh, an RJD MLC who on Tuesday grew to become a minister. Upon touchdown in Patna, he was introduced out of the airport in a wheelchair and the charismatic chief, clad in a T-shirt and monitor pants, responded with a nod and a feeble wave to roars of Lalu Yadav zindabad by supporters who had gathered in giant numbers.