Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar accusing him of practising "double standard" on the issue of an advertisement in which he was seen with his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi.
"It was only the last year that the two leaders (Modi and Kumar) were seen in public sharing a dias (during NDA election meeting at Ludhiana in April 2009)...with the elections round the corner and the minority votes in mind, he protested on publication of an advertisement showing him in the company of Modi," Scindia told reporters here.
"Kumar could not practice a double standard on his association with Modi and the Sangh Parivar," he said, adding the people understood the designs behind the anti-Modi stand of the Bihar Chief Minister.
On the Maoist insurgency, the Union Minister said that the menace has to be tackled by the Centre and the state governments together.
The Naxalism could not be fought by the Centre or the Naxal-affected states individually, he said.