BJP lacks courage to say sorry to Muslims: Nitish

“One needs to have courage to apologise, which, I think, BJP does not have.” Nitish Kumar, Bihar Chief Minister

BJP lacks courage to say sorry to Muslims: Nitish

Patna : Reacting to BJP’s offer to apologise for any ‘mistakes’ committed in the past, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Thursday said that one needs to have ‘courage’ for it.  “One needs to have courage to apologise, which, I think, they do not have,” Kumar said, adding that, “You need to have a feeling from inside that I have committed this mistake… I do not think that the party has the courage to say so.”

On being told that the offer was made by Rajnath Singh and not by Narendra Modi, Kumar said, “It will be dismissed outright.”

Reacting to LJP joining hands with the BJP in Bihar, Kumar termed it as an irony, but a truth. He, however, refused to comment on the expulsion of senior leader Shivanand Tiwari, who had been firing salvos at him, and four others from the party. Kumar said his party has reached an understanding with CPI for the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar.

“A formal announcement and details of the tie-up will be announced soon.” On sting operations revealing that poll surveys were fudged, he said, “I have been saying that these are ‘dhokha’ (cheat) and a PR exercise played by people having cash bags.”

Asked if he supported ban on surveys, he said, “If I say so, people will say I am doing so because of getting less seats in these surveys… but people will themselves protest such a game played by people rich in cash.”  –PTI

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