Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, said that both Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his political ally and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav had no influence outside Bihar and Kumar's dream of becoming a national leader will come crashing down on the ground just as Samajwadi Party's attempt to encroach on Bihar voters in the last Lok Sabha elections failed to make any impact.
Former Deputy Chief Minister, reacting to a question on the possible merger of Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal – U with Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) as reported in some section of the media was merely a fantasy as both Kumar and Yadav would meet the same fate as Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav in the last Parliamentary polls in Bihar.
"Nitish Kumar is fantasizing about his influence nationwide and is dreaming about becoming the Prime Minister of India. The fact of the matter is, outside Bihar, no one really gives him that much importance as he thinks he has. People have not forgotten about the merger of the so-called Janata Parivar prior to the last Lok Sabha polls in which six parties were to be united. Even Samajwadi Party, that hosted the meeting of the leaders of these six parties, backed out of the merger in the last minute," Modi said.
The former Deputy CM also took a parting shot at the newest star of the Communist Party, that is, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student union President Kanhaiya Kumar, saying his trip to Bihar was sponsored by the liquor lobbyists.
"Kanhaiya Kumar was seen with liquor dealer Vinod Jaiswal at Lalu Prasad Yadav's residence. One cannot help but wonder what a liquor trader was doing at Lalu's residence," the BJP leader said.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS