Sushil Modi questions Nitish Kumar's lacking courtesy towards NaMo
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With ruling JD(U)'s defending Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar's warm meeting with BJP veteran L K Advani as part of their 'sanskar' (social tradition), former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today questioned the lack of the same for BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
"Nitish Kumar can shake hands with Nawaz Sharif (Pakistan's Prime Minister) but refused to wish NaMo (Narendra Modi) on his birthday or greet him on his 3rd victory," Sushil Kumar Modi said on Twitter.
"Is this kind of untouchability good for Indian politics? What kind of inclusive politics is this? What mentality is this?" he asked.
Mentioning an earlier unpleasant episode, the senior Bihar BJP leader said Nitish Kumar was very angry when a photo published in a paper showed Modi & Nitish kumar raising their hands together. "Why was Nitish kumar angry?" he sought to know.
The Bihar Chief Minister's exchange of warmth with Advani at the National Integration Council meeting in Delhi on Monday, the first after JD(U) broke up with BJP, which ended17 years of association on June 16, 2013, had kicked up a political storm in
While, Lalu Prasad's RJD described the parting of ways with the JD(U) and BJP as 'match fixing' to split secular votes, LJP President Ramvilas Paswan said it was a 'tacit understanding' between the two parties.
But, Sushil Kumar Modi had downplayed the warm exchange of greetings between Advani and Nitish Kumar, describing it as standard practice under political protocol.
However, he did not forget to nudge the latter for expressing cold vibes towards the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi earlier.
Kumar's party JD(U) had defended its leader saying it was part of the "sanskar" (tradition) and no political meaning should be derived from it.