Modi Ridicules Nitish for Dreaming about Conquering UP

Sushil Modi holding janata durbar in Patna on Tuesday.

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Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi, talking to reporters after his weekly Janata Durbar in Patna on Tuesday, mocked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his decision to field his party candidates in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls saying the Janata Dal – U leader's goal was to split the votes in an attempt to deny the BJP from winning more seats in the state.

"Everyone knows the JD-U has no standing in Uttar Pradesh just like Mulayam Singh Yadav of Samajwadi Party and Mayawati of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) have no base in Bihar. Not only no JD-U candidate will win in UP, they all will also lose their deposit. Nitish Kumar knows this very well but winning is not his goal; his real goal is to play the spoiler so no one party emerges as the majority party," the former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar said.

Modi also accused the Nitish government of engaging in state-sponsored extortion by carrying out fake raids at drug stores and sweet shops in the name of spurious medicines and sweets being circulated by many unscrupulous traders.

"Beside education, health department is the most corrupt department in Bihar. In the name of catching pharmacies for selling fake drugs, officials carried out statewide raids and seized 1200 samples of medicines believed to be spurious. These samples were sent to a lab in Kolkata but as it turned out, out of 1200 samples, only one was found to be of sub-standard. All others were perfectly fine to be sold in the market. Yet, the government cancelled the license of several drug stores only to be reissued later at a lucrative price. Only Nitish Kumar and his men know what the administration did that all the fake medicines magically disappeared from the market and only genuine drugs were being sold in the stores now," he said adding the same kind of extortion scheme was now being inflicted on sweets shops across the state.

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