Nitish`s remark on dyeing hair evokes reaction

A remark by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today on people dyeing their hair to hide their age evoked a sharp response from RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and his LJP counterpart Ramvilas Paswan, who held it was in "bad taste".

Updated: Sep 11, 2010, 00:56 AM IST

Patna: A remark by Bihar Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar today on people dyeing their hair to hide their
age evoked a sharp response from RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and
his LJP counterpart Ramvilas Paswan, who held it was in "bad
taste".

While specifying plans to maintain a balance between
the young and the old in distribution of JD-U tickets for the
ensuing assembly elections, Kumar spoke about ticket seekers
who "dyed their hair black to hide their age".

Asked by reporters whether his comment was aimed at
RJD president Lalu Prasad, the chief minister replied in the
negative.

Calling Prasad his elder brother, Kumar said "he had
white hair much before the advent of old age, but there are
people who keep dyeing their hair black".

Asked for his comment, Prasad said, "We know every
secret of Nitish Kumar, but will not make them public. Nitish
is in the practice of denting and painting for long. People
know his real face and will give him a befitting reply.

"
Paswan, on the other hand, said, "It is in bad taste
for a person holding such high office."

-PTI