Days after Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar took potshots at BJP over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's secular credentials, the Congress attacked the BJP frontrunner for the PM post for communalising his state for electoral benefits.
Gujarat CLP leader Shankersinh Vaghela attributed the third consecutive victory of Modi in December to "the communal lines on which the state is forced to think."
Vaghela, a former CM, has also stated that the Gujarat model as projected by Modi is a myth.
"The development claims are all fiction and creative writing. The drinking water crisis in the state is the stark reality of Gujarat model," he said.
"Gujarat's economic development under the present CM is a glass full of gas and no water. There are many other states like Odisha and Bihar, which are doing much better."
Vaghela also termed Modi's Sadhbhavana fast as his "double-facedness."
On the JD(U)-BJP fissures, Vaghela described Kumar as a "good friend" and "that the Bihar CM must be deciding his strategy according to his state's political requirements."