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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First Published on: March 6, 2014 3:20 pm
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    Umesh
    Mar 7, 2014 at 1:59 am
    not only tax must also US should declare Biharis US backward citizens
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      Indus
      Mar 7, 2014 at 3:02 am
      hmm. Fishing in troubled waters! just for whom you are propagating?
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        George
        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.
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          Ashish
          Mar 6, 2014 at 11:30 pm
          what can he do now... poor fellow... Ram Vilas ate all the sweets.. ha ha
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            BigBang
            Mar 6, 2014 at 11:06 pm
            He wants to be a PM with just 4 seats?
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              chinmay
              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.
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                Tellitasitis
                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.
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                  Amar
                  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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                    john
                    Mar 6, 2014 at 10:29 pm
                    right, he won't be CM after 2015 embly election. who can't win LS seats in two digits dreams becoming PM
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                      Nambrath Krishna
                      Mar 6, 2014 at 4:02 pm
                      Another contender in the frog-grouping of the Third front, ultimately in the grouping more PM contenders would be there than political leaders or workers!!
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                        Happy
                        Mar 6, 2014 at 10:49 pm
                        you are good at telling jokes
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                          Sudhir Mehta
                          Mar 6, 2014 at 3:22 pm
                          Why Nitish is asking for special status for Bihar if he thinks he has managed his state well? He has turned Bihar into terrorist heaven for their votes.
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                            Mohan
                            Mar 6, 2014 at 10:13 am
                            But the nation is not looking forward to elect a fraud as PM
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                              anon_y_mous_04
                              Mar 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm
                              9 hour after your post you have zero up...that alone say no one on here share your opinion.
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                                Nazeeruddin
                                Mar 6, 2014 at 10:19 am
                                Fools...........He will loose his CM post also after the election.
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                                  rahul
                                  Mar 6, 2014 at 11:02 am
                                  so now its clear it was not sickularism why nitheesh diched bjp...!!!..
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                                    Chola The
                                    Mar 6, 2014 at 11:33 am
                                    His over qualification in demanding his state the most backward with 12% growth rate!!! After becoming PM will demand that world must say Indian is the most backward nation and it must be paid with backward tax by all countries!!!
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                                      R M
                                      Mar 7, 2014 at 7:15 am
                                      good.this is the only truth.....
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                                        R M
                                        Mar 7, 2014 at 7:14 am
                                        yes
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                                          R C
                                          Mar 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm
                                          Sh Nitish Kumar had only become a CM with the help of BJP. He never became a CM on his own. As against this, Sh Modi has become CM of Gujarat thrice on his own. From this my own conclusion is that Nitish does not match Modi at all.
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                                            Subramanian Venkatraman
                                            Mar 7, 2014 at 1:05 am
                                            If wishes were horses, beggars will ride it!
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