BIHAR CHIEF Minister Nitish Kumar called West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s protest a “political gimmick”. Targeting Rahul Gandhi, Nitish said corruption was no longer an issue for the Congress leader who had once torn a copy of the ordinance aimed at reversing a Supreme Court order on disqualification of convicted politicians.
Nitish’s remarks came a day after Rahul’s rally in Patna, where he said the Congress would “be on the front foot” with RJD leaders Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.
Asked about Banerjee’s protest, Nitish said: “These are political gimmicks and a way to hog media attention. Before the model code of conduct comes into play, people will do many such things… Mamata Banerjee and CBI alone are competent to talk about what is happening. But people have no concern for the country and are only concerned about votes.”