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‘It is a honeymoon without marriage for Nitish, Lalu’: Minister

Mocking the new RJD-JD(U)-Congress alliance, Union minister Giriraj Singh spoke of how caste can't decide the outcome of the upcoming elections in Bihar.

ranchi Updated: Jun 18, 2015 15:37 IST
Prashant Rajan
Prashant Rajan
Hindustan Times

Union minister Giriraj Singh took a dig at the new camaraderie between Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar saying “theirs is a honeymoon without marriage which is hard to consummate”.

Addressing a party meeting at Shahpur, some 30 km away from the district headquarters at Ara on Tuesday, Singh said: “Much as Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar might wish, this is not going to be an election based on caste, but will be on the basis of jamaat (society).”

“How is it that, Kumar, who promised never to go back to the electorate, should he fail to reach power to every home in Bihar, is now saying he has fulfilled his promise? My Nawada constituency has 2,200 villages, of which just 71 have power,” Singh said. “That’s enough to prove that Nitish Kumar lies, and that he is not a man of principle,” he added.

Singh also said Kumar became CM for the second time only because of his association with the BJP.

“Whatever development happened was with NDA. The day BJP separated, the graph in health, crime and infrastructure all went down,” he said.

First Published: Jun 18, 2015 15:25 IST