Nitish being a Hypocrite on Prohibition Issue; Says Sushil Modi

BJP Leader Sushil Kumar Modi at the Legislative Council on Tuesday.

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Patna: Calling his former boss a first class hypocrite who was trying to raise his political profile by hiding behind the fake persona of an anti-liquor crusader, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi said that while Nitish Kumar was blowing his bugle of prohibition in NDA-run states, he was eerily silent on states like West Bengal and Delhi.

"It is comical to see Nitish Kumar giving lecture to Jharkhand and other NDA-run states about the evils of alcohol. However, someone who runs to Delhi at the drop of the hat has never dared to goad Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to introduce complete prohibition in the state. It's the same with West Bengal because Nitish Kumar does not want to antagonize Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee because he needs her to fulfill his dream of becoming the Prime Minister of India," Modi said.

Continuing his assault on the Janata Dal – U President, the leader of the opposition in the state legislative council said that as far as he knew, Kumar never asked six states run by the Congress to implement prohibition because he needs Congress support to remain in power in Bihar.

Further exposing holes in Nitish Kumar's dream of turning the entire nation into a dry country, Modi said that with all his tough talk about implementing Talibani' code of conduct in Bihar, the Chief Minister could not even implement prohibition at Bihar Niwas and Bihar Bhawan – the two Bihar government guest houses in New Delhi.

"Guests are frequently served alcohol in these guest houses but Nitish Kumar is not concerned about that," he said.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister accused the opposition of spreading lies about the new Excise Act saying the new law calls for the arrest of all adult family members if alcohol was found in a home. "Everyone knows a family is defined as mother, father, and children and not other relatives living under the same roof or children living away from the home," an angry Kumar explained.

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