Patna: Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday expressed disappointment with the Raghuram Rajan panel report which bracketed Bihar among backward states and said it will get nothing for it.
"The Raghuram Rajan panel report is like `Khoda Pahar nikli chuhiya (making a mountain out of a mole hill) ... Bihar will gain nothing out of it," he said in a tweet and assailed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for creating a hype that the Centre had acceded to his request to set it up to clear the decks for grant of special status to the state.
The former deputy chief minister in another tweet flayed the Raghuram Rajan panel for negating the concept of special category status by categorising the states as developed, less developed and least developed on the basis of multi-dimensional index.
Modi hit out at Kumar for his `bonhomie` with Congress and asked him to explain whether he still proposed to align with it after it betrayed the aspiration of the people of Bihar by not granting special status to Bihar.
"Will you align with the Congress after it has again betrayed the aspiration of people of Bihar by not granting special category status to Bihar?" he asked.
"Will you take the support of Congress?" Modi asked in reference to JD(U) government taking support of four Congress MLAs to sail through the trust vote in the assembly in June this year after severing ties with BJP over Narendra Modi`s elevation as the party`s poll campaign panel chief.
Modi in another tweet attacked Kumar for allegedly compromising Bihar`s `self-respect` by ignoring protocol and escorting Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to state Congress headquarter at Sadaqat Ashram earlier this year.