Congress challenges Nitish to sever ties with BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 20:43

Patna: The Congress here on Sunday charged Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar with maintaining "baffling silence" on
the alleged involvement of RSS leader Indresh Kumar in the
Ajmer blast case and asked the JD(U) leader to severe ties
with the BJP if he claimed to be a secular leader.

Kumar should sever ties with BJP after the alleged
involvement of an RSS leader in the Ajmer blast case "or else
should stop claiming himself to be one (secular)," party
spokesman Prem Chandra Mishra told reporters here.

Kumar`s silence is "all the more baffling" in view of
his strong reaction after publication of his photograph
together with Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi in June this
year, Mishra said.

AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi`s comments equating
RSS and SIMI as similar outfits was vindicated following the
reported inclusion of Indresh Kumar`s name in the chargesheet,
he said.

AICC president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul will visit Bihar
again to campaign for Congress candidates in the ongoing
Assembly polls.

Rahul will address three election meetings tomorrow,
while Sonia Gandhi will visit on October 28 and address two
election meetings, he said.


First Published: Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 20:43

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