Ahmedabad, Jul 3: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) send invitation to Gujarat CM, Narendra Modi on Friday, Jul 2 for Bihar campaign, a move that is sure to be annoying to the JD(U) and may revive a bitter clash between the two coalition partners ahead of the assembly elections.
Ananth Kumar, BJP general secretary and in-charge of the party in Bihar, told in party meeting, " I feel from the bottom of my heart that it may be Bangalore, Benaras or Ballia- Bharat or Bihar. We invite him to come to campaign. He(Modi)is our leader."
Modi and other senior leaders, including Arun Jaitley, were present on the podium.
"The BJP wants to rule the whole of India. The days of one-party rule is gone. Coalition is the rule of the day. Why is the BJP adamant? Why is it creating a scene in Bihar?" said JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari to Kumar's invitation to Modi.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar rejected the BJP on Jun 2010, by cancelling a dinner for its top leadership in Patna after a couple of advertisements were published in local dailies showing Modi and him holding hands.
Nitish also gave back Rs 5 crore given by the Gujarat government in 2008 to Bihar at the time of the Kosi floods.
The joint campaign by Nitish and his deputy Sushil Modi was also cancelled in the wake of the spat but the parties later decided to be resumed the matter.