I am more qualified for PM post than Narendra Modi: Nitish Kumar

Nitish said his party JD(U) was small and modest and did not make tall claims, but believed in working sincerely for the people.

Patna | Updated: March 6, 2014 3:23 pm

Making his Prime ministerial ambition clear for the first time, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said that he was “much better than the declared PM candidates” as he has experience of working both at the Centre and the state.

Without naming either the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi or Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, he said “While one does not have the experience of Parliament another has no experience of running a state…I have both experiences …Am I less qualified than them?”

Asked categorically if he was a Prime Ministerial candidate, Kumar said his party JD(U) was small and modest and did not make tall claims, but believed in working sincerely for the people.

Speaking to a local TV channel, Nitish said one who is declared the prime ministerial candidate does not become so. Asked if the Third front of non-BJP and non-Congress parties would have benefitted if he was declared its PM candidate, Kumar said that one should wait and watch.

“The non-Congress and non-BJP parties will have the largest numbers after the polls,” he said, referring to the Federal Front of 11 non-Congress and non-BJP parties for which he has been a prime mover.

He categorically ruled out siding either with Congress or BJP after the polls.

(With PTI inputs)

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  1. U
    Mar 7, 2014 at 1:59 am
    not only tax must also US should declare Biharis US backward citizens
  2. I
    Mar 7, 2014 at 3:02 am
    hmm. Fishing in troubled waters! just for whom you are propagating?
  3. G
    Mar 6, 2014 at 11:38 am
    Nitish, you are unfit to be a CM too. you won on BJP support, on your own you will not get 50 seats in Bihar embly. try dreaming to be a CM first on your own merit first.
  4. A
    Mar 6, 2014 at 11:30 pm
    what can he do now... poor fellow... Ram Vilas ate all the sweets.. ha ha
  5. B
    Mar 6, 2014 at 11:06 pm
    He wants to be a PM with just 4 seats?
  6. C
    Mar 6, 2014 at 10:43 pm
    Sorry to say Mr.Nitish that you are not suitable PM candidate.Mr.Modi is the best PM candidate of India.
  7. T
    Mar 6, 2014 at 11:40 am
    Nitish is enled to his views and if he can convince his people in Bihar first, and the rest of the country next, then he may well ume the position of the PM, why not.
  8. A
    Mar 6, 2014 at 11:36 am
    He is rather overqualified in demanding his state to the most backward after claiming to have achieved 12% of growth rate. He can potentially take India back to Afgan or stan like and he will feel happy about it!
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