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Press Trust Of India
New Delhi, October 30, 2013
Firing yet another salvo at the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said Gujarat CM Narendra Modi was so "obsessed" with his "desperate dream" to become the prime minister that he was erecting replicas of Red Fort at his rallies.

   
"Some people are dreaming to become Prime Minister and they are dreaming so much so that they are making fake Red Fort at their daises, whether or not they reach the Red Fort," Kumar said at a function organised by the JD(U) to induct Matia Mahal MLA Shoaib Iqbal into the party.
   
Kumar also ridiculed pre-election surveys, which predicted that JD(U) was losing ground in Bihar following its split with the BJP, saying they lacked logic and were meant to entertain people.
   
"They ask 100 or 50 people some questions and claim that it shows the mood of the public... We are not a two party country. Our country has lot of diversity. Different parties have their regions of influence and it is not possible to gauge the general mood by asking a few questions from some people," he said.
   
He referred to the Samajwadi Party's surprisingly impressive victory in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls and said he was told by pollsters that many people who told them that they would vote for a particular party ended up voting for SP.
   
JD(U) president Sharad Yadav also targeted the BJP prime ministerial candidate claiming that corporate sector was spending a lot of money on him.
   
"All this impression being created in his favour is an eyewash. People with deep pockets are behind him. They should know that time will change," Yadav said.
   
Kumar also expressed his shock at the living standards in the interiors of Delhi, saying people in far-flung areas of Bihar were enjoying a better life than those, most of whom are migrants, living in these parts of the national capital.