Another JD-U leader calls Modi terrorist
statesman news service
Patna, 11 November
The ongoing verbal duel between the ruling JD-U and its main rival, the BJP, is getting murkier by the day. Days after the BJP’s PM candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi accused his Bihar counterpart of being “insensitive” towards the victims of serial blasts and plotting a conspiracy to kill him, Mr Nitish Kumar today hit back at his bete noire describing him as a “habitual liar”.
"He is a habitual liar…is an ardent follower of (Joseph) Goebbels,” alleged Mr Kumar on the sidelines of his weekly junta durbar today, without naming Mr Modi.
He alleged “some people” were engaged in repeatedly telling lies to the masses but would not succeed in their mission.
Goebbels, one of Adolf Hitler’s closest associates and most devout followers, was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. He was known for his zealous orations and deep and virulent antisemitism, which led him to support the extermination of the Jews and be one of the mentors of the Final Solution.
Further, he took another potshot at Mr Modi saying his rally would have been a big flot had not the terrorist attacks taken place that day.
“In a way, the terrorists helped the BJP rally get media attention,” Mr Kumar said, adding, that more than half of the Gandhi maidan was vacant during the BJP rally.
Mr Kumar’s Cabinet colleague and agriculture minister Narendra Singh even went a step forward charging Mr Modi at a local news channel, as the “top-most terrorist” in the country.
“Such statements reflect the sheer desperation of the chief minister and his company. They appear to have now lost their mental balance after seeing the large turnout at the BJP rally,” said former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi adding, more than seven lakh people had attended the party’s Hunkar rally. He also accused Nitish Kumar of putting lives at risk for there was no proper security system at the rally site.