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Poll | Do parties get away with mudslinging because laws are too soft?

The ongoing Bihar assembly election has turned into a political slugfest with leaders of prominent parties indulging in fierce mudslinging during their

india Updated: Oct 31, 2015 14:17 IST
HT Correspondent
Bihar polls
A combination photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, BJP chief Amit Shah and RJD president Lalu Prasad.(Agencies)

The ongoing Bihar assembly election has turned into a political slugfest with leaders of prominent parties indulging in fierce mudslinging during their poll campaigns.

Before the campaigning for the fourth phase of voting for 55 Bihar assembly seats on November 1 ended on Friday, the National Democratic Alliance as well as the grand alliance of the JD(U), RJD and the Congress continued with relentless war of words.

While BJP president Amit Shah courted controversy by his “Diwali in Pakistan” and ‘chara chor’ remarks, RJD chief used the ‘narbhakshi’ barb against Shah. Both the leaders were booked for the derogatory remarks against each other.

Reacting to Nitish Kumar parodying a poem against him on the lines of a song of from Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots, PM Narendra Modi took potshots at the Bihar CM for choosing the song from the film as three parties JD(U), RJD and Congress had joined hand to form an anti-BJP grouping.

Besides, regular counter-offensive from Kumar and Lalu Prasad to NDA leaders, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi came to Bihar for one day to campaign in the fourth round and attacked the PM. Gandhi and other grand secular alliance leaders poked fun at the PM and linked him with the character of “Virus” in the mega blockbuster.