Cong lashes out at Nitish over Gujarat flood aid row
Congress lashed out at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar over the Gujarat flood aid row.
Ranchi: Congress Sunday lashed out at Bihar
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the Gujarat flood aid row,
saying after running a coalition government with BJP`s support
for four years, he could not "wash off the sin" of joining
hands with "communal forces" by returning the relief money.
"If he has realised the folly of joining hands with
communal forces, he should have snapped ties mmediately....But
after heading the government for four years and then returning
Rs five crore will not wash off the sin (of joining communal
forces)," Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said at a
To a query whether Kumar`s returning the money to the
Narendra Modi government had hurt the federal system of the
country, Jaiswal said the question did not arise at all.
"If any CM gets close to a party and then wants to
distance himself on the ground of it being communal, this is
not the way to keep a distance after four years of rule.
"If he (Kumar) realises that he should not have made the
alliance, and if it was a mistake then he should have broken
the alliance. But returning Rs 5 crore is not repentance," he