JD(U) trashes BJP suggestion on Modi

Published: 07th June 2013 03:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2013 03:44 PM   |  A+A-


With BJP suggesting that JD(U) shed its antipathy towards Narendra Modi to avoid a Maharajganj-like defeat in future, Janata Dal (U) today said there was no need to "outsource" a leader in Bihar.

"People of Bihar have given three-fourth mandate to NDA in Bihar in the name of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Deputy Sushil Kumar Modi...what is the need to outsource a leader in Bihar," JD(U) spokesman Neeraj Kumar told PTI.

Kumar was reacting to BJP National General Secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy's views that in view of massive defeat in Maharajganj by-poll, Modi was required by his party and ally JD(U) to improve prospects in the general elections in Bihar and elsewhere in the country.

On BJP likely to declare Modi as poll campaign committee chief at Goa, the JD(U) spokesman said, "It is an internal matter of BJP."

Bihar JD(U) President Bashist Narayan Singh was also unimpressed by the advice and said, "BJP and JD(U) are two different parties who have come together to run a government in Bihar on the basis of certain agreed issues."

"By losing one bypoll have, we become insignificant?" he asked.

The Bihar JD(U) President said that his party stood by what it decided at the conclave in Delhi on issues like prime ministerial candidate.


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