Nitish Kumar - Narendra Modi Spat

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  1. Yusuf

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    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."
     
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    Re: Nitish Kumar asks Narendra Modi to think about himself

    I have always believed NaMo-Nitish fight is more about personal ego rather than policies. Although in Bihar, Nitish needs political calculations but it is still his fight against the personality of modi.
     
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    What Narendra Modi said is not wrong. What Nitish is trying to defend is fundamentally indefensible.
     
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    Re: Nitish Kumar asks Narendra Modi to think about himself

    It was in different context in which modi said this. and media interpreted it as per their convenience to sell news.

    Keshu bhai Patel is trying very hard to divide gujarat in caste. He is talking to patels, adivasis and every other communities.

    Modi told to beware of castist politics and referenced bihar when lalu took over and started castist politics. But as they say chor kki dadhi mein tinka nitish also indulges in the very same politics so he took it personally..
     
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    Well said. Nitish came to power by fine tuning the caste arithmetic perfected by Lallu Yadav by adding the so-called `maha dalits`. He was voted back agaian though for his good administration.
     
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    This is all due to media hype. Nobody would have given a moment'thought had media not raken it up.
    Not worthy of attention
     
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    Not everything is a media hype. Nitish and NaMo have been at odds for a very long time. Shadow boxing is part of tr game.
     
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    Re: Nitish Kumar asks Narendra Modi to think about himself

    Nitish did not try to defend anything. He only said, clear the chip of wood in your eyes before you try to clear the dust from mine. (stole that from JC)

    Defending something would be justifying the issue (caste based politics). He did not do that. He knows what is wrong and implied that his state was on course to correct these issues.
     
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    Re: Nitish Kumar asks Narendra Modi to think about himself

    Nitish Kumar has tried to move away from the caste politics to the politics of development, but in a feudal state like Bihar he cannot ignore the caste calcuations.

    It was the caste calculations that led to the election of Lalu and the descent of Bihar into depths of misgovernace and all development indices.

    However in a country where Social Engineering is an accepted political tool, then why do we blame Namo for pointing out the ugly truth.
     
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Namo has praised Bihar's today's growth on bihar divas in Surat.What he has said was about Lalu.It wasn't about Nitish.
Namo has never said any word for Nitish directly or indirectly.But Nitish has done it many times.
     
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    The reason is Nitish don't want to lose his minority votes.
    before in Gujarati news paper they said the statement was towards Keshubhai.. :rofl:
     
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    if he appreciates development, he should stand with modi.
     
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Yeah I know that.Nobody cares about them but their votes only.
     
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    Re: Nitish Kumar asks Narendra Modi to think about himself

    the remark was about caste politics - how does minority votes come into the picture?

    Nitish response is understandable.If a Chinese criticizes India for an existing social evil, we all stand up and point finger at them, even though we ourselves would agree to that.Nitish has done the same.
     
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    Nitish's remark was not about caste. He and his party opposing Modi because of muslim votebank.Modi has pointed out Lalu's rule, not nitish's.Media propaganda is very high.Self suggested inferences are fashion now a days.....
     
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    Re: Nitish Kumar asks Narendra Modi to think about himself

    Modi said nothing wrong. It's fact that due to caste politics, States like UP, Bihar are in pathetic situation.

    Nitish himself is a champion of caste politics.
     
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    Re: Nitish Kumar asks Narendra Modi to think about himself

    Its true Bihar and UP a total caste politics...:rolleyes:
     
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    Re: Nitish Kumar asks Narendra Modi to think about himself

    Both are aiming for CM ship of the country....Both are relatively young and ambitious. Buddhas like Advani and Swaraj don't stand a chance
     
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    Re: Nitish Kumar asks Narendra Modi to think about himself

    There is big difference between two.

    Modi can win state on his own. Nitish cannot win Bihar without help of BJP. JD(u) has strong presence only in 22/40 districts. On other 18 districts, It's BJP stronghold. If he is so confident of his charisma why he doesn't ditch BJP and fight election on own? Who is stopping. He is not that fool. In 2010 Bihar assembly election, BJP won 94 out 103 seats. 90% success more than JD(u). Nitish cannot win a single seat outside Bihar. Hell, He can't even win 2/3rd seats in Bihar without BJP.

    There is no comparison between Modi who can help BJP on 100+ odd seats in whole India with Nitish who can maximum expect 20-25 seats. Not to forget, Nitish doesn't own Bihar JD(u). Sharad Yadav is key. He won't sit ideal if in case BJP forms next government without JD(u).

    In Patna, the Bihar capital. There are more Narendra Modi supporters than Nitish Kumar! :cool2:
    How many people support Nitish in Ahmedabad? :rolleyes:
     
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    Thats a load of cr#p. While Nitish is justifiably nothing outside of Bihar, arent we overestimating Modi's national reach?
     

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