Bihar polls: Sushil Modi attacks Lalu, Nitish

The war of words between secular alliance and NDA on Thursday intensified.

PTI| Updated: Oct 29, 2015, 21:47 PM IST
Bihar polls: Sushil Modi attacks Lalu, Nitish

Patna: The war of words between secular alliance and NDA on Thursday intensified with former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi hitting out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad for twisting remarks of RSS and BJP leaders on issues like reservation and black money for electoral benefit at the hustings.

Modi, in a series of tweets, took on Kumar alleging that the senior JD(U) leader has resorted to 'thethrology' (harping on unsubstantiated things to score brownie points) on black money issue by alluding to it as a poll promise when the BJP leaders had only spoken in terms of an estimated amount of ill-gotten wealth lying abroad.

Taking strong exception to the Chief Minister sermonizing Prime Minister Narendra on maintaining decorum of his post, the senior BJP leader asked Kumar whether he likened the RJD supremo's language to sermons by saints.

He further attacked the two secular alliance stalwarts for blaming the Prime Minister for making 'shaitan' (devil) remark on Lalu Prasad and charging the BJP with fomenting communalism in Bihar on beef issue, saying it was the RJD leader who was caught on camera telling that a 'shaitan' in his mouth had made him say that the Hindus too eat beat.

On the reservation issue too, Modi said the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had only said that the existing policy be reviewed, but Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar twisted the remark to tell the voters that efforts were underway to scrap quota for the OBCs/dalits.

Modi said Kumar had mastered the art of twisting facts and speaking lies for convenience of politics after completing a crash course on it which was an impact of the RJD supremo's company, Modi said.