Patna, Apr 20:  Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav today supported RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s backing of Nitish Kumar as Prime Ministerial candidate but evaded a direct reply when asked who would be better choice for the post between Kumar and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. Asked to comment that his father and RJD President Lalu Prasad has supported Nitish Kumar for the PM post, Tejaswi Yadav told reporters “Why not? He is honest and has a clean image.” Also read: Nitish Kumar to be Prime Minister candidate in 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Lalu Prasad YadavAlso Read - Bihar Teenager Nitish Kumar Gets 82 Teeth Removed in Rare Surgery

Besides, being Chief Minister for five times he (Kumar) has been a minister at the Centre too, younger son of Prasad said. “Why cannot a man with such a vast experience and a vision for the country be considered as ‘PM material’?” he asked. When asked as to who would be a better Prime Ministerial candidate among Nitish Kumar and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Tejaswi Yadav evaded a direct answer and said the country would decide this. Also Read - Bihar Unlock News Today: Covid-19 Curbs Eased From Today | What's Open, What's Shut

Prodded as to whom would RJD back for the PM post in future among the two, he said “a decision would be taken when time for it comes.” “Why to make this an issue now…When time for it will come a detailed discussion would be held and a decision taken by the party,” the Bihar Deputy CM said. RJD President had yesterday supported Nitish Kumar’s call for “sangh-mukt” country and appeal to non-BJP and RSS parties to unite. Prasad had also backed Kumar for PM post. Also Read - Bihar Unlock: Nitish Kumar Eases Covid Restrictions From June 23, All Offices to Remain Open