Patna: People sitting in the front seat of should fasten the seat belt, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar joked on Monday while making light about bigwigs inquiring about RJD chief Lalu Prasad after his accident on May 4 in Vaishali district.
Kumar, in reply to a question, said jovially that a person sitting in the front seat should fasten the safety belt. "This is a normal traffic rule."
Asked to comment on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi inquiring about the health of Prasad after the accident, Kumar laughed and said there was no need to comment on everything.
Asked why he had not inquired about Prasad, Kumar said "inquiring about such things depends on the condition of the person.
"I gathered information about his haal (condition) which did not warrant expressing worry," he said and made light that the accident had led bigwigs to express concern.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Gujarat Chief Minister, Speaker Meira Kumar and ministers and leaders of different parties had telephoned Prasad expressing concern after the accident.
Asked about Prasad speaking about an inquiry into the accident, Kumar said that his government had not received any such communication.