Salt rumour: Bharatiya Janata Party slams Nitish for blaming it on party

Nov 19 2013, 21:37 IST
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SummaryBharatiya Janata Party's Sushil Modi hit out at Nitish Kumar for blaming the party for “spreading the rumour” about scarcity of salt.

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Modi on Monday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for blaming the party for “spreading the rumour” about scarcity of salt and dared him to prove the charge.

“If Kumar fails to prove the charge then he should resign from his post as he cannot get away by blaming the Opposition for all ills gripping Bihar ever since the JD(U) split from BJP in June this year,” Modi said in a statement here.

“This is not for the first time that he has blamed us for an incident in Bihar as he had earlier held us responsible for the Mashrakh midday meal tragedy, poisoning of handpumps and his ministers had gone as far as to accuse us of having carried out terror attacks in Bodh Gaya and Patna. None of these charges have stuck to us during the probe,” he said.

The rumour, he said, had started in Orissa and then moved on to West Bengal and the North East states. “Does the Bihar CM want to say that it is BJP which has spread the rumour in all the states?” he said.

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