Lalu asks Nitish to name a `secular leader in BJP`

Questioning the secular credentials of Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad alleged that BJP was being dictated by Nagpur and Kumar has been in alliance with it.

Last Updated: Jul 12, 2012, 17:27 PM IST

Ranchi: Questioning the secular credentials of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, RJD chief Lalu Prasad today alleged that BJP was being dictated by `Nagpur` (RSS headquarters) and Kumar has been in alliance with it.

"Can he (Kumar) name one secular leader in BJP? Nitish Kumar is having an alliance with BJP which is in the lap of RSS," Prasad told reporters here.

Recalling Kumar `shaking hands` with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Ludhiana, Prasad said the picture ripped off Kumar`s "secular mask".
Prasad`s remarks comes in the backdrop of Kumar`s statement that the next prime ministerial candidate should have a secular face.
PTI