'May Narendra Modi become the CM again': Nitish Kumar's slip of tongue on stage

The JD(U) leader immediately said that he actually meant that he wishes 'Narendra Modi becomes the PM again'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar Chief Minister and Janta Dal United President Nitish Kumar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar Chief Minister and Janta Dal United President Nitish Kumar. File Photo

PATNA: Bihar chief minister and JD (U) president Nitish Kumar once again created a flutter in political circles when he on Sunday wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi becoming chief minister again.

Addressing an election rally in Patna district`s Bakhtiyarpur in favour of BJP candidate from Patna Sahib Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nitish said, "We wish to win over 400 seats across the country and Narendra Modi should become chief minister again. Then India will develop, Bihar will develop, everything will happen),"

He remarked even as his senior party colleagues including JD (U) Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Jha intervened.

Later, Nitish corrected himself and tried for damage control by saying Narendra Modi was already a Prime Minister and would keep moving ahead.

The latest blooper comes just days after Nitish asked for votes for late Ram Vilas Paswan, who died in 2020.

Before that, Nitish while addressing an election rally in presence of Modi in Nawada in April, Nitish had predicted 4000 seats for NDA. The JD (U) chief was also heard fumbling ‘char lakh’ (four lakh) before checking himself and uttering "char hazaar se bhi zyada (more than 4,000)", while turning towards the PM.

He was trolled on social media for predicting that the NDA would win “more than 4,000 seats”, several times the sanctioned strength of Lok Sabha.

Nitish has been in the news for slips of the tongue on a few other occasions too.

Once during his 'Janata Darbar', he had asked his subordinate to call the state home minister when somebody complained that his land had been forcibly taken, forgetting that he was holding the portfolio of the home department too.

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