Nitish has given up on Bihar to Fulfill his Dream: Sushil Modi

BJP leader and former Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi holding a janata durbar in Patna on Tuesday.

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Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of abandoning his constitutional duties and responsibilities in his quest to humiliate democratically-elected Prime Minister of India to fulfill his own dream of becoming the Prime Minister.

"Since being re-elected the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar has long abandoned his duties to pursue his dream of becoming the Prime Minister of India. He can abdicate power in Bihar by handing it over to Tejaswi or Tej Pratap Yadav, the sons of Lalu Prasad Yadav and follow his dream full time. Why should Bihar be the victim of his ambitions and desires?" Modi asked.

Speaking at a press conference, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar said that Kumar had taken his eyes off the road thus giving rise to crime in the state.

"Murder has become the order of the day. An ASI was gunned down in Mokama and bomb explodes in Chhapra Court but the Chief Minister has his blinders on because he is too consumed by his political ambition of humiliating Narendra Modi and to replace him with himself to satisfy his ego. While he is free to follow up on his dreams, he should, however, hand over power to Tejaswi or Tej Pratap Yadav first so at least someone is in charge of things in Bihar," he said.

Modi also accused Kumar of fudging crime data when he said that crime numbers had gone down since prohibition went into effect earlier this month.

"He needs to look around to see the reality instead of pulling numbers from the thin air. The state police is confused whether it should spend its type enforcing prohibition or control crime," the BJP leader said.

On Kumar's recent call for a national alliance to make India 'Sangh-free', Modi produced a photograph of Nitish Kumar participating in a RSS function in 2006 to mark the 100 birth anniversary of one of its founders M. S. Gowalkar.

"Not only Kumar attended the function and remained there for almost hour and a half, he also delivered a speech praising the role of RSS in nation building. Now he is all against the RSS because he doesn't want to be outdone by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who has made it a habit to bash the RSS no matter what the occasion is," he said.

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