Patna, Aug11: The war between political parties has begun as the assembly elections are approaching fast in Bihar.
Now, after DNA remarks and Jungle Raj remark by the Prime minister Narendra Modi, the chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday raised the issue of 2002 Gujarat riots, hour after PM warned about the return of "jungle raj".
Both parties JD(U) and RJD are together after forming pre-poll alliance for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections.
In a blistering attack by the JD(U), Kumar said "Has modi forgotten what happened in Gujarat in 2002? was that a 'mungle raj' if Bihar had a 'Jungle raj'?Has he (Narendra Modi) also forgotten why the prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee have to give him advice to follow 'raj dharma'?" Kumar added.
On PM Modi's remark on Lalu Prasad Yadav in jail over fodder scam, Bihar CM launched a counter attack and said, "what he (Modi) had to say on his party?. The person who spoke in Gaya rally and whom he had made the party chief (Amit Shah) have spent several months on jail. Did Modi make him party chief because of experience in jail?", Nitish asked.
Not just people of Bihar, but even those living outside the state have felt insulted by the choice of your words," he had said.
Despite clarifications by several BJP leaders that Modi had spoken about Kumar "political DNA", the Chief Minister and his ally RJD boss Lalu Prasad have linked it to "Bihari pride", which they insist has been hurt.
One of the JD(U) member said, " the PM has to take his words back".
Now, JD(U) will hold 'Swabhimaan' rally on Saturday, Aug 29, at Gandhi Maidan, in a response to BJP's rally.
(With PTI inputs)