New Delhi, Jun 21: The willingness of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) to continue alliance despite the ugly and ongoing spat between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi has inspired Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) boss Ramvilas Paswan to dub Nitish Kumar a fraudster while labelling BJP as 'spineless'.
"BJP is spineless and hence saying it wants to continue the alliance despite so much humiliation from its alliance partner. On the other hand, Nitish Kumar is playing fraud with people and trying to cheat minorities by pretending that he does not like Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi," Mr Paswan
said, adding that the people of Bihar are aware of the Chief Minister's 'gimmicks' and that they will give a 'befitting reply' to the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the upcoming state assembly polls.
Mr Paswan was responding to the indications sent out by the leaders of both BJP and JD(U) that they were interested in keeping the alliance intact.
“We are prepared to fight the elections alone if we are forced to do so. But, we would like the alliance to continue," Bihar unit chief of BJP C P Thakur had said.
JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said, “Our alliance with NDA is old and our intention is that it should continue. The incidents of June 12 were unfortunate but are now behind us. What has passed has passed."