Bihar chief minister, Nitish Kumar, has challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show ‘moral courage’ in delivering his election promises.
In his series of tweets posted on the micro-blogging site twitter, he said, “Modiji, stop the rhetorics, chest thumping and everyday new promises. Show moral courage. Accept insufficiencies in delivering on old promises.”
He added, “Show moral courage, Respect the sentiments of people of Bihar who have been troubled by your unkept promises and unsavoury comments. Take back your derogatory words on questioning the DNA and calling the state Bimaru & people unfortunate.”
Nitish reiterated his demand for special status for Bihar. He tweeted, “Deliver your promise of Special Status to Bihar. Don’t mislead with so-called package where 86% is repackaged old schemes.”
The war of words between Nitish and PM Modi is getting intense as elections are nearing in Bihar.
Modi’s announcement of Rs 1.25 lakh crore package for Bihar got prompted Nitish and other anti-BJP leaders to make series of jibes attacking the prime minister.
Nitish also had come with his own Rs 2.70 lakh crore development plan for Bihar for the next five years.
In Bihar, the fight is now between a pre poll alliance by Janta Dal United, Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rastriya Janta Dal, Congress and Samajwadi Party of Mulyam Singh Yadav against the National Democratic Alliance comprising BJP, Lok Jansakti Party of Ram Vilas Paswan, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party of Upendra Kushwaha and the Hindustani Awam Morcha by Jitan Ram Manjhi.