Patna: Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday mocked JD(U) leaders for counting Nitish Kumar in the race for Prime Ministership in 2019, saying everybody cannot be an IK Gujral or a Madhu Koda.
"A small regional party like JD(U) which at best could have 15-20 MPs is daydreaming about its leader Nitish Kumar on the PM post," Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters in reply to a question.
"Everybody cannot not be an IK Gujral or a Madhu Koda, who became PM and Chief Minister of Jharkhand respectively," he said emerging from his first 'Janata Darbar', where he listened to the people's complaints.
During its recent national executive at Delhi, Many JD(U) leaders had said Nitish Kumar would be a serious contender for the post of PM in 2019 parliamentary poll.
Sushil Modi, who was Kumar's deputy during the NDA rule in Bihar until the BJP-JD(U) alliance broke, hit hard at him describing him as "a highly intolerant person".
"Irked by comments of his ally Lalu Prasad on law and order recently, Nitish Kumar had set free spokesmen of his party on RJD," he said adding "Kumar cannot tolerate criticism...he is a highly intolerant person."