JD(U) hits back with 'Shabdwapasi' campaign, sends hair and nail samples to PM Narendra Modi

Protesting over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'DNA' remark, Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday launched 'Shabdwapasi' (Take Back Words) campaign.

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2015, 14:59 PM IST
JD(U) hits back with 'Shabdwapasi' campaign, sends hair and nail samples to PM Narendra Modi
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Patna: Protesting over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'DNA' remark, Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday launched 'Shabdwapasi' (Take Back Words) campaign.

Commenting on the launch of the 'Shabd waapsi' campaign, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that his party waited for PM Modi to retract his remark, but as he didn't relent, the protest has been started.

The JD(U) leader further said, “Party supporters are sending their hair and nail samples to the PM, he is free to get them tested.”

Many supporters of JD(U) were seen cutting their hair and nail to send it to PM Modi.

The whole controversy started when PM Modi while addressing a public meeting in Muzaffarpur on July 25 said, "There seems to be some problem in his (Nitish Kumar`s) DNA because the DNA of democracy is not like that. In democracy, you give respect even to your political rivals."

"During the last elections, Kumar had said that if he was unable to provide electricity to entire Bihar, he would not come to ask for votes again in 2015...But have you got the electricity? It has not come. But he has come to ask for votes. He betrayed your trust. Forget me, he even back-stabbed you. Such people cannot be trusted again," PM Modi said."During the last elections, Kumar had said that if he was unable to provide electricity to entire Bihar, he would not come to ask for votes again in 2015...But have you got the electricity? It has not come. But he has come to ask for votes. He betrayed your trust. Forget me, he even back-stabbed you. Such people cannot be trusted again," PM Modi said.

Meanwhile, JD(U) leader Pawan Verma echoed Nitish Kumar's remarks saying that PM has insulted the people of Bihar by calling them 'durbhagyashaali' (unfortuante) and labelling the state as 'BIMARU'.

Last week the Bihar CM had urged PM Modi to "please consider taking back" his comments on Nitish Kumar`s so-called DNA.

In an open letter, Nitish Kumar said Modi`s comment had been taken as an "insult" by a large section of the people of the state and beyond.

"Most of us feel that these statements, beyond questioning my own descent, have disrespected the lineage of our people and have denigrated the great legacy of the state," he said.

Nitish had announced that at least 50 lakh people will be part of the campaign and will send their DNA samples for tests to Modi.