BJP questions mental state of Bihar CM as personal attacks between the two touch a new low

Patna/New Delhi : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday called Narendra Modi an expert in ‘jhooth ki kheti’ (cultivation of falsehood) while BJP said there is a question mark over his mental state, as the attack against each other touched a new low after JD(U) ended its alliance, reports PTI.

Kumar slammed his Gujarat counterpart over his charge of ‘criminal negligence of security’ at his rally in Patna last month that was rocked by serial explosions leaving six people dead. BJP was also accused of telling “white lies”.
“The incidence of serial blasts at the rally in Patna was most condemnable… But terrorists in a way helped BJP, otherwise its rally at Patna was flop in terms of size of
crowd,” he told reporters in Patna. “Had the blast not happened, everybody would have talked about the thin attendance at the Hunkar rally for which BJP leaders had claimed it would be unprecedented in terms of size,” Kumar said after the ‘Janata Ke Darbar me Mukhya Mantri’ programme. He was reacting to Modi’s barbs against him during a poll campaign in Chhattisgarh last week. The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate had said that while blasts were taking
place in his rally here, the ‘insensitive’ Bihar chief minister was ‘feasting’ at the JD(U) convention at Rajgir. “He has again gone wrong. I had cancelled my scheduled programme at Munger on October 27 to attend an international yoga convention and had proceeded to Rajgir from there.

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