Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said the ambitious laptop distribution scheme of his government was the "biggest secular and
socialist scheme" in the state as it was implemented among the masses without any disparity.
Buoyed by his party`s victory, with the support of RJD and Congress in the Rajya Sabha bypolls in Bihar, JD(U) supremo Nitish Kumar today said that this was the start of coming together of "secular forces" against the BJP.
Lok Sabha Polls 2014 — Bharatiya Janata Party`s Giriraj Singh came under attack on Monday from Muslim clerics who took strong offence to the Bihar leader questioning loyalty of certain sections of the society and taunting them to `support Narendra Modi or leave for Pakistan`.
The Congress is watching carefully the political situation in Bihar where the JD-U and BJP parted ways and is willing to align with "like-minded and secular" parties, newly-appointed party general secretary Ajay Maken said Monday.
Amid insistence by ally JD-U on projecting a "secular" leader as NDA`s Prime Ministerial candidate, BJP said Narendra Modi is "totally secular" and sought to justify it by saying no riots took place in Gujarat during his rule.