Nitish Kumar asks Narendra Modi to think about himself Call it politicking before 2014, these two will be at each other. I think its time they patch up as they need need to be on the same page for 2014. Nitish Kumar asks Narendra Modi to think about himself - The Times of India PATNA: A day after Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi had observed that the 'casteist' leaders had pushed Bihar to economic backwardness, his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar on Monday asked the former to look at his situation instead of making comments on others. "One should think about one's own situation (Bihar par tippani karne walon ko apne halaat ke bare me sochana chahiye)", he told reporters in reply to a question eliciting his reaction on Modi's diatribe against the Bihar leaders. Without taking Modi's name, Kumar referred to two vernacular proverbs to apparently rebuke the former for casting aspersions on others when he himself faced crisis in the party and in public life. When asked to elaborate further, the chief minister quipped that he was not in the habit of making comments about others and left the media persons to interpret his reaction to Modi's comments on Bihar politicians. "It is for you (media) to interpret my comments", he said. Apparently rejecting his Gujarat counterpart's contention about backwardness and lack of economic development in Bihar, Kumar said that the state has been marching on the path of development by taking care of various adversities and problems dogging it over the years. "Bihar has been a place of learning since ancient times", he said in an apparent rejection of Modi's assessment of the state. The Gujarat chief minister had at the state BJP executive meeting in Rajkot on Sunday attacked the Bihar politicians for their 'casteist' outlook and attributed it as the main reason of economic backwardness and lack of development in Bihar. Modi had reportedly said "that Bihar, at one point of time, was a political and spiritual leader of the country, but it slipped into socio- economical backwardness ever since the casteist leadership took to centre stage, without taking names of individual politicians."