Nobody takes it seriously: Bihar CM on Sushil Modi’s ‘comedy show’ quip

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A day after BJP’s Sushil Kumar Modi dubbed the meeting of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Telangana counterpart K Chandrashekar Rao as the “latest comedy of opposition unity”, the JD supremo ( U) claimed on Thursday that no one takes the saffron chef party seriously and it doesn’t matter what he says.

Kumar, speaking to reporters, also said that the BJP leader’s constant criticism of him and the new Bihar government might find him favor with the senior ranks of the Saffron party.

“Who takes him (Modi) seriously…even his party doesn’t. Let him say what he wants to say. Since he says something against me almost every day, he might find a place for himself at the Centre,” said the CM.

Modi on Wednesday called the CM meeting in Patna a “meeting of two dreamers” and “the latest comedy of opposition unity”.

He also joked that this is a reunion of two leaders who lose their base in their respective states and harbor a desire to become the country’s prime minister. It’s a meeting of two dreamers who stand nowhere in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

Asked about the rejection of the bail application of RJD leader and former state justice minister Kartik Kumar by a local court in Mokama in a kidnapping case, the CM said: ” It was no longer necessary to comment on this matter as Singh resigned from the state cabinet.”

Controversial RJD leader Kartik Kumar, whose induction into Nitish Kumar’s government despite his alleged involvement in a criminal case drew criticism from the opposition, was transferred from the law department to the cane department on Wednesday to sugar. Later that day, he resigned as minister.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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