Patna, July 20: Observing that the Governor's post is a constitutional arrangement, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today lambasted Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for exceeding his jurisdiction by demanding scrapping of the post.
"The Governor's post is enshrined in the constitution and any move to do away with it, will require constitutional amendment," he told reporters on the sidelines of Janata Durbar at his official residence.
Disapproving the Bihar Chief Minister's demand for scrapping the Governor's post, Modi said that Kumar has no jurisdiction to say so given his stature as a leader of a party which has little or no influence across the country.
It may be mentioned that Kumar had demanded scrapping of the Governor's post at the Inter-State Council Meeting at New Delhi recently.
The senior BJP leader also mourned the death of ten CRPF jawans in combat with the Maoists in Bihar's Aurangabad district yesterday and charged the RJD with patronising naxal elements in the state.
"The RJD supports naxal outfits and provides political patronage to such elements for votebank politics," Modi said.