New Delhi, Sept 20 IBNS | 1 year ago

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday took a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and provided him advice on how to run the country.


In a veiled attack on the Gujarat Chief Minister, Kumar, while delivering a lecture on his "Idea of India", said: "In order to run the country, you have to take everyone along with you. At times you might have to wear a topi (Muslim cap)... at times a tilak (vermillion mark on the forehead)."

The comments came at the lecture, organised by the National Commission for Minorities, as an allude to Modi's refusal to wear a skull cap offered to him by a Muslim cleric two years ago.

Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)] severed ties with the BJP over the projection of Narendra Modi as the face of the NDA in the 2014 general elections.

(Posted on 21-09-2013)