A war of words between Bihar’s new ruling coalition, led by Janata Dal (United) and Rashtriya Janata Dal, and the current opposition Bharatiya Janata Party came after Prime Minister Nitish Kumar hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Updated on Friday. His “polarization of national politics” remarks. Nitish told reporters that he laughed off the prime minister’s remarks and referred to the late former prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Nitish Kumar said Vajpayee did a lot of work when he was prime minister of the BJP central government and is still doing a lot of work in Bihar.
“When Vajpayee was prime minister, I had the opportunity to work with him. He took care of everyone. Now when I have the opportunity to work in Bihar, I do the same I’ve been working there for several years, so I don’t care what people say at the center,” he said with a smile.
Nitish Kumar – who has been at odds with the BJP since leaving the alliance that secured his prime ministership in the 2020 elections – also refuted claims of “polarization in politics”.
“No one is hiding corruption. They (BJP) should think about what is happening in other states,” the prime minister said.
Modi, which commissioned India’s first Indian-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant today, launched a verbal assault on Thursday. Speaking outside Cochin International Airport, he said his actions against corrupt people had created a new polarization in national politics, with some openly trying to bail out those accused.
“I said from the Red Fort on August 15th that it is time to fight corruption decisively. There is a new polarization,” Modi said.
Nitish Kumar’s latest salvo in Modi came after meeting with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) in Patna on Tuesday. The two held a joint press conference, striking the center and KCR calling for “BJP-mukt Bharat (BJP-free India)”.
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