Patna: Ruling JD(U) in Bihar on Monday strongly objected to the alliance minister and BJP leader Aswini Choubey`s statement that Bihar solidly stood behind Narendra Modi for his candidature for the post of prime minister and said BJP should clairify whether it was the ministers` personal view.
"We have strong objections to the statement of Health Minister Choubey that Narendra Modi should come forward as a prime ministerial candidate as entire Bihar is with him," JD(U) spokesperson Sanjay Singh said here.
"It is a matter to be decided by the people of Bihar and not by Choubey," Singh said and wondered how Choubey had gained support to make such statement in Surar yesterday.
"It is a ridiculous statement," Singh said and asked BJP to explain whether Choubey`s statement was that of the BJP or his (Choubey`s) personal view."
"BJP should clarify its stand as it will adversely impact its relations with JD(U)," he said.
RJD general secretary Ramkripal Yadav, MP,demanded immediate dismissal of Ashwini Choubey for his statement in support of modi`s candidature for PM`s post.
"Chief Minister Nitish Kumar must dismiss Choubey... He should be shown the doors immediately," Yadav said.