Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi sought to kill several birds with a few stones during his election tour in Bihar. But Chief Minister Nitish Kumar seemed to be his prime target.
At mammoth rallies at Korha and Sikti in the Seemanchal area – bordering Nepal – on Thursday, he urged the electorate to avoid ideologies that “divide society on the basis of caste and religion” and question those “who talk big, but do little”.
Hit were Lalu Prasad’s RJD that banks on its Other Backward Caste vote bank, Hindutva outfit BJP and the JD(U)’s Kumar, whom Gandhi branded as a non-performer.
He said, “Those who divide you are the ones who have kept the people of the state in bondage. They have forced you to migrate and rebuild other states even though you yourself stay in penury.”
Gandhi, however, kept his sharpest barbs for Kumar, wondering what makes him so jittery about Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha member Varun Gandhi’s presence in the state.