Patna : Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray’s took frequent swipes at the BJP for its approach towards its NDA allies. But he wasn’t among the only one in the NDA to deliver a sharp message to the BJP. Just hours into the BJP’s electoral losses in Thursday’s by-elections, there were some discordant noises from Bihar as well. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United, which revived its alliance with the BJP after dumping the Rashtriya Janata Dal, or RJD, and the Congress less than a year back, was among those to speak out.
Mr Kumar’s JDU told the BJP that it needed to up its handling of the "considerable resentment" against the government across the country over a number of issues "the latest of these being the spiralling petrol and diesel prices". It also wanted the BJP to stop taking its alliance partners for granted.