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Nitish admits 'road ahead full of uncertainties'

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Loma (Vaishali, Bihar), April 22, 2013
First Published: 00:59 IST(22/4/2013) | Last Updated: 02:33 IST(22/4/2013)

A philosophical Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday spoke publicly of 'uncertainties' that lay ahead of him.

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"I don't know what the future holds and what will happen next. But I will certainly fulfil my commitment to provide uninterrupted power supply to the state. Or else, I will not come to you seeking votes," he said.

The chief minister was addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone of a private medical college and hospital in Vaishali district of north Bihar.

Kumar's 'surmise' assumed significance in the wake of his public spat with his NDA ally and Bihar ruling coalition partner, the BJP, over the possible projection of Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as the NDA's PM candidate for 2014.

At the JD(U) national council meeting in New Delhi last Sunday, Kumar had questioned Modi's secular credentials without naming him. In a terse statement, the BJP had rejected his stand on Modi. This had triggered a war of words between the two allies.

Some senior BJP ministers in the Nitish Kumar cabinet had reportedly gone to the extent of suggesting pulling out of the government.


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