Holding a joint campaign rally ahead of the assembly polls, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi Sunday launched a blistering attack on rival Lalu Prasad Yadav highlighting the crime situation and lack of development during RJD’s tenure in the past. “What was the condition of law and order at that time. People were afraid to step out of home after sunset. We ended ‘jungle raj’ and established ‘rule of law’,” PTI quoted Kumar as saying at the Buxar rally.
Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan on Sunday downplayed the BJP’s recent attacks on him and claimed that the saffron party was only following the “coalition dharma” as an ally of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. “I do not need to exhibit my relations with the prime minister. From the time when my father was in the hospital to his last rites, I can never forget what he (PM) has done for me,” Paswan tweeted.
Paswan’s remarks came at a time when the BJP is making efforts to dispel the impression of having any tacit understanding with the LJP. The LJP leader also accused Kumar of trying to create a distance between the former and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.