We have detected bungling of Rs 2 Cr in medicine purchase and this cannot be called a scam, said Ramdhani Singh.
He also used the opportunity to once again defend senior JD(U) leader and former chief minister Nitish Kumar.
Sushil Kumar Modi also asked why the present health minister Ramdhani Singh, who was talking about ordering an inquiry, had “spared” Nitish.
The ‘letter war’ started after a report last week found prima facie irregularities in the purchase.
Yasoda Devi recently complained to police that her husband, who was “forcibly converted to Islam” in August.
Asked to corroborate his charge, Modi refused to furnish evidence in this regard.
BJP suffered a reverse, bagging four out of the 10 seats where bypoll was held, compared to the six seats it held earlier.
He claimed that Kumar has made his position “ridiculous” and “untrustworthy” by joining forces with RJD.
BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi challenges Nitsh Kumar to dissolve the Bihar Assembly and face fresh polls.
Sushil Modi also slammed Kumar for ‘begging’ before arch-rival Lalu Prasad to ensure victory of JD(U) candidates in the RS by-poll.
The senior BJP leader said that Manjhi must attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in to send out a message that he need not obtain permission of his predecessor.
Reacting to Kumar’s claim of having the people’s mandate for five years, Modi said it was not only for JD(U) but for the JD(U)-BJP coalition.
Nitish has simple majority in House, but JD(U) may split due to internal dissension
“Kumar has sensed that he has lost ground in Bihar. It is only after realisation of defeat that he has turned philosophical,” said Modi.
Singh said those opposing Modi will have to go to Pakistan, leaving BJP red-faced and inviting sharp criticism from rival parties.