Bihar polls: Sonia takes a swipe at Nitish Kumar

Written by: Samyuktha
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Sonia Gandhi
Kishanganj, Oct 18: Taking a swipe at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's attempt to distance himself from Bharatiya Janata Party and its leaders while campaigning for upcoming polls, Congress supreme Sonia Gandhi accused the JD(U) leader of being "hand-in-glove" with those against secularism.

In the veiled attack that came on Monday, oct 18 here, the UPA chairperson, charged those in power of being "hand in glove with those dead against secularism".

Nitish Kumar has been trying to distance himself from JD(U)'s NDA partner, BJP, to make sure that his party does not lose out on votes from minortiy communities. He has even expressed his reluctance over campaigning along side leaders from the saffron party.

Meanwhile, in the heated arguments between the contending parties days ahead of the poll, a spat has broken out between Congress and JD(U) over the issue of the state's development.

Attacking the development issue being used in poll campaign, Sonia charged the Bihar government of not giving land for establishment of a centre of Aligarh Muslim University in Kishanganj despite all clearances from the Centre.

"You have talked about Aligarh Muslim University. Everything is clear from the Centre but the government here is not giving land. It has not given the land so far," she said.

Sonia wooed the voters to, therefore, choose Congress over those parties that had "no vision for development".

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