Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's clarion call for a Sangh-mukt India was meant well. However, it attained a different colour when it met with unintended consequences. In fact, his call for the same may push the Modi government further into Bihar, creating an awkward moment for Congress.
A tactical error on the part of Nitish Kumar, his plan may now throw the Congress in further disarray and the party vice-president Rahul Gandhi into oblivion. This, he did just after the take over of the Janata Dal (United) or the JD(U) and when his party members were keen on projecting him as the chief opposition protagonist to take on Modi in the 2019 elections.
BJP's media convener Srikant Sharma challenged the Congress party leader, asking whether she or her son wants to lead a party that has brought back the jungle-raj days.
"Nitish Kumar has called for an RSS-free India. You have stayed with people from Sangh for long. You have had a long coalition with BJP. You have been participating in BJP programmes also.
But you have called for a Sanghfree India. It is better you learn and understand the Sangh a little bit. And for that visiting the Shakha of the Sangh is the best,"said Sharma.
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