After Delhi defeat, Modi wants Bihar ‘by hook or by crook’: Nitish Kumar
Patna: Bihar Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has
become ‘furious’ after losing the Delhi Assembly polls and wants to win in
Bihar “by hook or by crook”, but he will not succeed.
Narendra Modi is furious after the loss in Delhi, so he wishes to win in Bihar
by hook or by crook, but he will not succeed in his expansionist plan,” Kumar
told a TV channel.
Kumar said he has no
“personal fight” against the PM, “but, we are taken aback by the language used
by him which does not behove a person sitting on the high constitutional seat
The Bihar elections are
seen as a fight between Modi and Kumar, both captaining their respective
groupings. The five-phase polls will begin on October 12.
“Just see the approach,
listen to the speech. He has not been able to digest severe drubbing BJP got in
Delhi polls,” Kumar said referring to Modi.
“What else you can
expect from a person whose background does not have any links with freedom
struggle,” Kumar said, adding this was the first time a party has come to power
at the Centre whose parental organisation RSS had nothing to do with freedom
movement of the country.
After getting power at
the Centre, BJP was guided by the “greed” to capture power in states too, the
senior JD (U) leader said. Congress had the same approach earlier but was
jolted by the JP movement, he said.
Kumar, who has been
chosen as CM nominee of grand secular alliance, said they would go to voters on
the basis of work done in the past.
In the TV programme,
the chief minister dwelt at length the work done by his government in the field
of education, power, roads and agriculture, among others. Kumar also repeated
his vision for future which would focus on skill development among others at an
investment of Rs 2.7 lakh crore.