Taking yet another dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said the PM's 'divisive' language indicates that he is desperate to win Assembly polls. Hours after Modi addressed two election rallies in Gopalganj an Muzaffarpur respectively, Nitish took to Twitter to take a swipe at the PM. "Astonished at Modiji's brazen use of divisive language. In his desperation to win the losing battle of Bihar, I'm afraid he might lose India," the Bihar CM said.
Nitish was referring to the claim of Modi at his Gopalganj rally that the grand alliance or Mahagathbandhan of RJD, JD(U) and Congress was trying to make changes in the present system of reservation and transfer its benefit to people on religious lines. "A few day ago when I told everyone of their plans on reservation, they got furious. These leaders want to take away 5 per cent reservation from Dalits, Mahadalits, OBCs and EBCs. They want to give this to other community," Modi said while addressing a massive gathering in Gopalganj, 158 km from Patna.
"Gopalganj is dear to Laluji (Lalu Prasad), what did Gopalganj get, didn't the area became a mini-Chambal? There was only one industry, kidnapping. And Nitish Kumar says he wants return of purane din," he added. In another rally at Muzaffarpur, PM Modi took on Nitish Kumar for his 'Bihari vs bahari' remark.
"Sonia Gandhi lives in Delhi. Do you call her bahari or Bihari. Am I not the Prime Minister of India? Is Bihar not in India? How am I a bahari then," Modi asked. The fourth phase of the Bihar Assembly elections is slated to be held on November 1 on 55 of the 243 assembly constituencies. The counting of votes will take place on November