Poll | Bihar election: Should Modi-Nitish be attacking each other?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2015 11:59 IST
A combination photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Nitish Kumar at a rally in Bihar. ((ANI Photo)

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has termed the recent special package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a mere "repackaging" of existing developmental schemes.

He has also said his party Janata Dal (United)'s 17-year-long alliance with the BJP was a mistake and accused it of fueling communal unrest across Bihar for the past two years.

On the other hand, Prime Miniter Narendra Modi has also launched scathing attacks on the Bihar CM during his recent rallies in the state, saying that Bihar would witness "Jungle raj-2" if the JD(U)-RJD coalition is elected this year.

Earlier, the Prime Minister had sparked a row over his "political DNA" remark against Nitish Kumar, spurring a counter offensive as JD(U) launched a "shabdwapsi" or "Take Back Your Words" campaign.

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