Nitish`s returning Guj`s flood relief money a drama: LJP
Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday dismissed as a "drama" and "double faced" Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar`s returning the flood relief money given by Narendra Modi government of Gujarat.
New Delhi: LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday dismissed as a "drama" and "double faced" Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar`s returning the flood relief money given by Narendra Modi government of Gujarat.
Paswan also took a jibe at BJP saying the party`s Swabhiman (pride) rally organized in Patna actually turned out to be a day of insult for it as Kumar cancelled the dinner for BJP top brass after extending an invitation.
"The act of returning money is just a drama and an attempt to woo Muslim votes. Was Narendra Modi not communal when his government had given money to Bihar? This, like all other moves of Nitish Kumar, only exposes his doubled facedness," Paswan told reporters here.
His remarks came after Kumar returned Rs 5 crore given by the Gujarat Chief Minister for the 2008 Kosi flood victims in a snub to Narendra Modi after his government had advertised Kosi flood relief donations and used Kumar`s photo with Modi.
"I want to ask him whether the photograph in which he is seen with Modi is wrong. I will resign if that is wrong. That`s an old habit of Kumar. He should also explain why he did not resign from his ministership in NDA government after post-Godhra communal clashes during Narendra Modi rule in Gujrat? I was also a minister in NDA government but I immediately resigned protesting Modi`s role in post-Godhra carnage," he said.
Paswan alleged Kumar as Union Railway Minister had even tried to hide facts during the inquiry into Godhra train fire case, which had preceded post-Godhra riots, to save Narendra Modi.
Referring to BJP`s on the sideline of its national executive, he said " BJP was organizing a Swabhiman (Pride) Rally but it turned out to be Apman Diwas (Day of Insult)for the party. Nitish Kumar literally snatched the food plate from in front of BJP leaders after inviting them for a dinner.
can be nothing more disgusting thing than this. Why at all the dinner invitation was extended?"