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Nitish refuses to comment on PM`s remark on Modi

PTI | Last Updated: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 21:16

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday refused to comment on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s much publicised remarks that it will be disastrous for the country if BJP`s prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi succeeds in his ambitions.
"I did not watch the live telecast of the Prime Minister`s press conference three days ago, so I am not in a position to comment on his remarks (on Modi)," he told reporters replying to a volley of questions on the issue.

"I have nothing to say on what the Prime Minister said on the issue," Kumar said.
On his views on qualities for a person aspiring to be the Prime Minister of the country, Kumar maintained his past stand on the issue that a person occupying such constitutional post should be secular, liberal and one who can take all sections of the people along, but he/she should not have rough edges.

The "rough edges" remark was aimed at the Gujarat Chief Minister for his alleged role in the 2002 post-Godhra riots, which Kumar had said on numerous occasions earlier.

On the Prime Minister`s press conference, Kumar repeated that it was a farewell affair by Singh, but refused to comment on the speculation doing rounds that the Congress may project its vice-president Rahul Gandhi as its prime ministerial candidate.

"It`s an internal matter of a political party," Kumar said.

First Published: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 21:16
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