Nitish Kumar mocks PM Modi’s foreign visits

It's a blessing that he spends some time in the country also, says Bihar CM as Modi goes to state this month

GN Bureau | July 9, 2015


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Nitish Kumar, who has prime ministerial ambition, took a dig at prime minister Narendra Modi’s visits abroad and said that it is a blessing that Modi "spends some time in the country also".

"What can be said of the prime minister? He goes to foreign countries. It's a blessing that he spends some time in the country also," the Bihar chief minister told reporters at a function in Patna.

The prime minister is going to Bihar later this month to launch BJP's campaign for the coming assembly elections. "He is remembering Bihar after 14-15 months of coming to power. It is to be seen what kind of package the prime minister announces for the state when he comes here or just does some packaging," Kumar said.

Modi’s extensive campaign during Lok Sabha elections had led to good showing of the BJP in Bihar and this had led to Nitish Kumar’s resignation over poor show of ruling JD(U). Kumar came back as the chief minister of Bihar after recent drama.

Nitish Kumar said people have made Modi the "Malik-Mukhtar" (ruler) and his wishes would prevail till he was the prime minister, but the people of Bihar would not be misled again.

The chief minister attacked the BJP over its claims of transparency and uprightness and accused the party of not fulfilling the promises it made to the people.

"The BJP claimed there was no scam during the first year of its governance at the Centre, but now new scams are coming to light almost every day. Scam doesn't just mean swindling money. It also means not governing as per the law of the land," he said.

Kumar raked up the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and former IPL governor Lalit Modi controversy and said those ruling the country should abide by the law.

"The External Affairs Minister of the country helps a fugitive and claims it was done for the sake of humanity. This cannot be an excuse. This is a very serious matter. What is the method of governance? Will you help anybody and everybody who is close to you," he questioned.

People want a BJP-led alliance in Bihar: Ananth Kumar

Meanwhile, the BJP held a strategic meeting on Wednesday to review poll preparations in Bihar under the guidance of union minister Ananth Kumar, who has been made party in-charge for the elections.

After the meeting he exuded confidence that a BJP-led alliance will romp to power in Bihar. "A favourable atmosphere prevails in Bihar for the BJP-led coalition as people want to usher in a change of guard for good governance and development," he told reporters.

This time, the people of Bihar understands it would be good in the interests of the state if they elected the BJP to power, the Union Minister said. "It requires two wheels to run in the same direction to reach a destination, which in Bihar's case has to be a government of a party which also rules at the Centre," he said.

The meeting was attended among others by the union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh, party's organising secretary Saudan Singh, state unit in- charge Bhupendra Singh, former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, leader of opposition in Bihar assembly Nandkishore Yadav and party's state unit chief Mangal Pandey.

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