Nitish slams Shinde’s remarks

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday criticised Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his statement linking the RSS to Hindu terrorism.

"It is irresponsible on the part of Home Minister to issue such statements. Such statements can not only give a wrong message to society but also disturb social coherence and peace. If he has documents to prove as much, he should take action," he said.

The BJP, which was upset over JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari's tirade against the RSS, must have breathed a sigh of relief at Nitish's defence of the organisation.

Nitish also hailed Rajnath Singh's appointment as the BJP president. "He is a seasoned politician. He has shown his maturity and capacity as a leader. My best wishes are with him," he said.

"Nitin Gadkari's continuance would have given wrong message in taking on Congress over corruption," said a JD(U) leader.

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