Sushil Modi was scheduled to go on a Vishwas Yatra trip with Nitish Kumar.
The decision to return the Gujarat money was taken to protest against advertisements published in the newspapers in Bihar, to coincide with the BJP's national executive meeting in Patna. The add promoted Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi for providing monetary help to the flood victims.
The return of the amount could follow up with a serious fall out for the JD(U)-BJP alliance. Kumar, by returning the relief fund has exercised an autonomy which will strain ties in the lead up to elections, when they would hassle over who gets to contest how many seats.