No rift between me and Nitish: Sharad Yadav
In an attempt to damage control, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav has said there is no rift between Nitish Kumar and him even after he was heard accusing the Bihar chief minister of following caste-based politics at a rally.
"This is wrong...From a half an hour speech, they take out a portion and fill with lies. If you listen to whole speech you will find I have not said anything against Nitish. I was speaking against caste-ism. What I said has been taken otherwise. I said Nitish tried to fight against caste-ism. The more the media try to create rift between me and Nitish, the relationship will become stronger. Not only me and Nitish everybody is united in the party," Yadav told CNN-IBN channel.
This comes after Yadav was heard accusing Nitish of following caste-based politics.
"First Lalu destroyed Bihar due to his caste-based politics and now Nitish is also following him. I take the responsibility for the pathetic condition of the state (as he groomed both leaders). We should try to become good persons, not good politicians," said the JD(U) president at an election rally in Muzaffarpur on Friday.
(Posted on 04-05-2014)