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BJP plans for a split with Nitish following repeated attack on Modi

Patna, Apr 16 (): Being hurt by Nitish Kumar’s straight attack on Narendra Modi, the BJP on Monday gave a hard-hitting reply to the Bihar Chief Minister despite the indication that it was in no mood to continue with the coalition.

Approving that the JD (U)-BJP alliance is moving towards a crumble, a BJP leader pointing towards the intention of the JD (U)‘s declaration at the party’s meeting said that sometimes things turn to be unavoidable. “It is beyond a matter of loss and gain, when a political party passes a resolution,” said the BJP spokesperson.

Criticizing the Bihar Chief Minister, BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said that Nitish Kumar had been with the BJP throughout the 2002 riots in Gujarat and also continued his ties with the party even later. Therefore it is not fair for a leader like him to pass awkward   remarks against Narendra Modi, stressed the BJP leader.

On the other hand, the RJD which is carefully watching the development, said that it will portray Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s pseudo-secular credentials very soon. It claimed saying that in spite of its poor performance in the assembly elections (2010) in which it bagged just 22 seats, the party was successful in achieving 17 percent Muslim votes in the state.

Meanwhile, the Congress which has just four seats to its credit in the assembly is not willing to get mingled with the ongoing developments and remained to be a silent spectator.

Not willing to reply on whether the Congress observes the RJD as its natural ally, party spokesperson Rashid Alvi said that it all depends upon A K Antony committee on alliances which will likely be taking decisions whether to have a pre-election alliance or  not.

Sources said that it will be interesting to see who holds the whip hand at the end of the day in Bihar. While the RJD has decided to hold a parivartan rally on May 15, the BJP is about to hold Hunkar rally next in October.