Patna: Bihar's ruling Janata Dal (United) has hit back on the BJP after the latter accused it of posting an advertisement in a Pakistani news portal.
As per media reports on Tuesday, the JD (U), while refuting the BJP's claim, alleged that it is the saffron party which has been asking asking for donations from Pakistan.
"Giriraj Singh should know that we have an advertisement on Google website which is a web portal and through Google it was distributed not only on Dawn but world over. But Giriraj Singh should also explain that they have given a proper advertisement in Dawn e-newspaper in which the BJP is asking for donation in Pakistan. So would Giriraj Singh like to explain that why they were asking for donation in Pakistan and who are the contributors. Was it ISI?” JD(U) leader Ajay Alok was quoted as saying by IBN Live.
''And that is why because of this donation, the BJP is not taking any step in Kashmir when Pakistani flags are being shown," he added.
In an interview earlier, BJP leader Giriraj Singh had attacked the ruling Janata Dal (U) by saying, ''why Nitish gave advertisement in Pakistan when elections are going on in Bihar. Then why it was removed?"
The Union Minister further said said, "people who are sympathising with Pakistan are enemies of India."
Questioning JD(U's stand on Pakistan, Singh said why the party posted an advertisement featuring Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on a Pakistani news portal.
"What was the need for Nitish to take Bihar polls to Pakistan,'' Singh had said.
A bitter war of words erupted between the two parties after BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy shared a screenshot on Twitter of Pakistan 'Dawn' website carrying Nitish Kumar's advertisement in which is appealing for votes.
Rudy came in for sharp criticism by the Twitterati, who castigated him for his "ignorance" about Google ads and questioned his knowledge of the cyber world, arguing that Google provides ads on any site based on the reader's locations and browsing habits and insisted that it's not an ad in Dawn.
(With PTI inputs)