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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

Lalu calls Gujarat CM Narendra Modi a 'termite'

HTC & agencies  Patna, March 09, 2013
First Published: 21:18 IST(9/3/2013) | Last Updated: 21:20 IST(9/3/2013)

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, on Saturday, described senior BJP leader and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi as a "termite" that was spreading "communal hatred" in the country.

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"Modi has called the Congress a termite. The fact is it is he who is the real termite", Lalu told reporters after emerging from a meeting of his party in Patna.

"The aspiration of Modi to become PM is well known. But he has no support of the people of the country", the RJD supremo said, adding, Modi was pining for support from abroad.

The stand of countries like Britain and US towards Modi had softened but this would not help him in quest for the top post, he claimed.

Prasad rubbished speculations of mid-term poll, saying the next Lok Sabha election would be held as per the schedule and there was no reason for anyone to think otherwise.

The RJD supermo also took a potshot at Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for his 'attempt to distance himself with Modi'. He pointed out JD (U) MP Jainarain Nishad had held a 'yagna' at his New Delhi residence to improve Modi's chances of becoming PM.

"If Kumar has the courage, he should oust Nishad from his party', Prasad said, adding that once Nishad was ousted from JD (U), he would "cough-up the truth".

The RJD leader alleged Kumar had failed on all fronts and was only engaged in befooling the people by diverting their attention from his failures.

The demand for granting special status to Bihar, raised by Kumar was another attempt to cover up his failures, he said.

Prasad also claimed senior JD (U) leaders were camping in New Delhi to mobilise slum dwellers for the party's March 17 rally for special status, "by using money power".

Prasad said his party would organise a massive rally at the historic Gandhi Maidan in Patna on May 15 to expose the failures of Nitish Kumar government and ensure its ouster from the power as soon as possible.

"The count-down for the Nitish Kumar government had begun and no one can save it from being ousted from power", he asserted.


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