Modi chief guest at Bihar show in Ahmedabad

Chief Minister Narendra Modi will address a gathering of prominent Biharis in Ahmedabad this Sunday as the chief guest of an event that will celebrate the centenary of Bihar’s foundation

Written by Satish Jha | Ahmedabad | Published: July 24, 2012 2:43:18 am

Chief Minister Narendra Modi will address a gathering of prominent Biharis in Ahmedabad this Sunday as the chief guest of an event that will celebrate the centenary of Bihar’s foundation.

The function is being organised by Maa Janki Seva Samiti (MJSS),a registered trust in Ahmedabad since 2006. Senior IPS officers and bureaucrats of Bihar origin working in the

Gujarat government,central government,besides businessmen and others in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar,are likely to attend the programme.

Though organisers say it is a cultural event with no political overtones,the event has generated interest in political circles,given the ostensibly strained relations between Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Modi. The invitation card,in fact,has a huge picture of Modi but no mention of Nitish.

Bihar celebrated 100 years of statehood on March 22 this year.

“We have nothing to do with politics even if this is the election year in Gujarat. We have invited Modiji since he is the head of the state which has given us so much of happiness and prosperity,” said Mahadev Jha,a member of MJSS.

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