Nitish Kumar: Delhi will come to halt if the outsiders stop working

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Nitish Kumar takes a swipe at Modi
Dwarka, Nov 30: Seeking to give an edge to his party's election campaign in Delhi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday took a swipe at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying only a person who can take everybody together can run the nation.

He also reached out to voters from Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh saying that "entire Delhi will come to halt if the outsiders stop working." Kumar's party JD (U), which is in power in Bihar, is contesting 27 of the 70 assembly seats in

The Bihar Chief Minister is on a two-day visit to Delhi. Kumar addressed three election rallies in Dwarka, Sangam Vihar and Okhla on Saturday and will be addressing three more rallies in Kiradi Burari and Ghoda on Sunday, party general secretary Javed Raza said.

Kumar: Delhi belongs to all and everybody has equal right on it

Most of the rallies of Kumar have been planned in areas which have significant presence of Poorvanchali voters (those hailing from Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh).

"Those who call the outsiders a burden should know that Delhi belongs to all and everybody has equal right on it. They should understand that these people are not a burden but instead they are carrying the burden. If these people stop carrying this burden for one day, entire Delhi will halt.

"These are the people, who play a key role in constructing the grand buildings in Delhi but they are living without basic amenities," he said.

Hitting out both at BJP and Congress, he said that if Delhi has not developed properly, "both Congress and BJP are equally responsible for it as while the BJP is occupying the local bodies, Congress has the state government, which also has a responsibility to fulfill."

Without naming Modi, Kumar, who is a known detractor of the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate said, "our country is inhabited by people from varoious caste, creed and religion. Only a person who can carry along with him all sections of the society can run this country. The policies, which are being sought to be thrust on the nation are not a good omen."


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