As BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi left after a volley of attacks on the chief minister and the state after his rally in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, Nitish Kumar responded in a Facebook post on Monday.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addresses public during a dharna for demanding special category status for Bihar state in Patna. (PTI Photo)
"Those who could not stop storms of revenge from blowing in Gujarat are claiming to drive winds of Change !! Can one ever imagine what would have happened had such people ruled Delhi in 1992 or 2002? This nation would not have survived. Even the strongest body and mind cannot overcome heart attack. Secularism is the heart of unity of our Nation," read Kumar's post. (sic)
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Continuing further, he recalled his satyagraha just a day earlier in support of his demand for special status to Bihar on Sunday, attaching a video footage of the closing moments when the atmosphere reverberated with people humming "Vaishnav jan te tene kahiye..."
Responding to Modi's comments during his address that Bihar had become a safe haven for terrorists, Kumar said, "Look at the difference in his words and action. He talks of providing special status to the state and propagate that Bihar is the hub of terrorism. Bihar youth are hard working, honest and patriotic. But these people are labelling them as terrorists. These are seculars! They are making loud noise over it," the post read.
Modi had cited the serial blasts at his 'Hunkar' rally in October, in Patna.
In his post, Kumar mentions how the BJP dished out lies to people through its Rail Roko stir on February 28.
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"It ensured that Seemandhra got the special status, but did not try for Bihar. The struggle for special status is the struggle of Bihar youth for their future. Efforts are constantly on to take Bihar forward to make the future of the youth better, but here they say Bihar cannot progress," it read.
Kumar's post includes a poem that re-iterates how honest people were being fooled with "hunkar".