Nitish to campaign against Modi in Gujarat Polls
TNI Bureau: The battle between Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar is now open to public with the announcement that Nitish Kumar will campaign against the BJP in Gujarat polls.
The two parties of NDA will stand against each other in Gujarat as the JDU has no alliance with the BJP in the state, confirmed JDU President Sharad Yadav.
“Nitish Kumar will campaign in Gujarat. We can have alliance in several other states but Gujarat. We have been contesting elections in Gujarat. There is no NDA there. There is no JD(U)-BJP alliance in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi among others,” said Yadav.
The bitter relationship between Modi and Nitish will be sharpened in the upcoming polls. Now they eyes are on Modi that how he will handle the situation.
The crack was noticed in their relationship after Nitish did not allow Modi to campaign in Bihar during the 2010 assembly polls. Even he had returned a cheque of Rs 5 crore to Modi that was given to Bihar for Kosi flood relief.
Nitish continued to keep bitter feelings towards Modi later on. A few months ago, Nitish had also raised the question on the choice of NDA prime ministerial candidate saying he would not back Modi if he would be projected for the post.
Modi also did not spare a chance to take on Nitish. In June this year, he had accused Bihar politicians of resorting to caste-based politics, saying it is the chief reason for the state’s economic backwardness.