Patna, July 25: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar struck back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of spreading misinformation. Kumar has alleged Modi of labeling baseless allegations against the ruling Janata Dal (United) government in the state. The Bihar Chief Minister instead questioned Narendra Modi for failing to fulfill the promises he had made in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Also Read - West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: Suvendu to Get Ticket From Nandigram? BJP to Finalise List of 60 Names Today
Earlier in the day, Modi during a rally at Muzaffarpur, termed Nitish Kumar a hypocrite for asking votes despite failing to provide adequate electricity in the state. Hitting back at the Prime Minister, Kumar said “When Modi ji was talking about electricity in his speech then he hardly got response from audience, as they knew its much better now. Electricity improved in Bihar, and Prime Minister benefited most from it. During Lok Sabha polls,across villages on TV Modi ji‘s speeches were seen.” (ALSO READ: Narendra Modi attacks Nitish Kumar for stalling development, promises Rs 375000 crore package for Bihar) Also Read - AAP Sweeps Delhi MCD Bypolls, Arvind Kejriwal Says People Now Want Good Work In Municipality Too
Kumar lashed out at Modi for asking voters to provide him a chance to bring governance in the state. “The country including Bihar has already provided a chance to the Prime Minister in 2014 to serve them. Why is he asking for yet another chance? Apart from being the Prime Minister, would he also serve the additional duty of being the Chief Minister,” he added. Referring to the special packages granted by the Prime Minister to Bihar, Nitish Kumar said “This is not co-operative federalism. It is pre-poll appeasement. Ab chunaav aaya tab yaad aaya Bihar?” Also Read - Karnataka Sex Tape Scandal: As Ramesh Jarkiholi Resigns, Here's a List of Past Political Controversies
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a massive rally in Muzaffarpur where he led a scathing attack against Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav. Modi urged the voters to refrain from voting for RJD or JD(U) as it would take Bihar back to the days of ‘Junge Raj’. Former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi joined the fray, calling Nitish Kumar as a ‘ravana’, a mythological monstrous character.