Zee Media Bureau
Patna: Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar has termed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a dictator.
While making comments against the Bhartatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate, the JD(U) leader said that Modi will prove to be a `Bhasmasur`, a mythological character known for trying to destroy his creator, for his party.
Anwar further said that all those who all believe in secularism must be united now.
It may be recalled that the JD(U) had recently quit the NDA in the run-up to BJP’s impending decision on Modi’s anointment as PM candidate, soon after he was made the party’s 2014 election campaign committee chief.
Reacting to Modi’s appointment as the BJP’s PM candidate for 2014 election, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said: “Vinaash Kaale Vipreet Buddhi (when downfall nears, one thinks and does the wrong).”
Bulldozing opposition from almost every quarter, Modi was named the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate on Friday.
Modi is now the PM candidate of the opposition NDA with the Shiv Sena and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) too endorsing his candidature. The NDA, at present, consists of BJP, SAD and Shiv Sena.
Taking a dig at developments in the BJP, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh also had in June described Modi as `Bhasmasur`, saying the Gujarat Chief Minister has "consumed" his mentor LK Advani.