Nitish snubs Narendra Modi, returns Gujarat's flood relief m

Ravivir

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PATNA: In yet another rebuff to ally BJP in general and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in particular, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar was on Saturday learned to have ensured the refund of Rs 5 crore the Gujarat government had provided to flood-hit Bihar in 2008.

The move comes only days after Kumar, who heads the NDA government in the state, was shown holding hands with Modi in advertisements that were splashed in Bihar newspapers on the eve of BJP's national executive meet in Patna on June 12 and 13. Angry over the use of his photograph without his permission, Kumar had told newsmen he would initiate legal action against it. Asked about Modi's claim, as made in the ads, to have helped Bihar during the worst-ever Kosi floods, Kumar had tersely shot back, "The money would be returned with interest."

While Kumar was away from Patna on a pre-election yatra on Saturday, top state officials were not aware of the development. "Such aids are part of the CM Relief Fund which is operated by the CM's secretariat," a senior bureaucrat said.

Chanchal Kumar, secretary to the CM and incharge of the CM Relief Fund, had his cellphone switched off on Saturday noon as he was said to be accompanying the CM. CM secretariat sources, however, confirmed the cheque, signed by Chanchal, had been sent to Ahmedabad by speed post. "The exact amount is not known, but it must be more than Rs 5 crore with interest," a source said.

Interestingly, Gujarat babus refused to either confirm or deny the receipt. "We are not supposed to talk about it," a senior official told TOI in Ahmedabad.

The Modi-Nitish spar, political observers said, may adversely affect the BJP-JD(U) alliance already under strain after Kumar, as an immediate response to the controversial ads, cancelled the dinner he was to host for the BJP national executive members on June 12. A section of state BJP leaders had angrily reacted to the "humiliation" and urged the leadership to sever ties with the JD(U).

However, BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani later sought to placate Nitish. "By holding hands, I feel, it is only affection that grows," Advani told the party's Swabhiman Rally at the city's Gandhi Maidan on June 13. JD(U) president Sharad Yadav had also downplayed the issue and said things had been sorted out and all was well.

But Nitish, who has been pulling out all the stops to woo Muslims ever since he assumed power in Bihar, appears to be seriously angry at the unsolicited public display of affection by Modi, described by many as 'maut ka saudagar' for his alleged role in riots against Muslims in Gujarat.

 

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Re: Nitish snubs Narendra Modi, returns Gujarat's flood reli

:salut ........ to Nitish Kumar.

Mr. Modi, no matter how hard you try, its tough to get rid of 5000+ innocent muslim blood stains.
 

Ravivir

Elite
Re: Nitish snubs Narendra Modi, returns Gujarat's flood reli

:salut ........ to Nitish Kumar.

Mr. Modi, no matter how hard you try, its tough to get rid of 5000+ innocent muslim blood stains.
nitish kumar also not a well wisher of muslims & common people of bihar. He just want to show him extreme secular.All the leading states of india have no problem with these biharis but problems with bihar government & administration.Bihar have so much natural resources but bihar government failed to stop migration from their state.
if we talk about narender modi BJP has nothing to show better than gujrat's prosperity.Narendr Modi taan "Annia ch kana raja aa"
 

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Re: Nitish snubs Narendra Modi, returns Gujarat's flood reli

nitish kumar also not a well wisher of muslims & common people of bihar. He just want to show him extreme secular.All the leading states of india have no problem with these biharis but problems with bihar government & administration.Bihar have so much natural resources but bihar government failed to stop migration from their state.
if we talk about narender modi BJP has nothing to show better than gujrat's prosperity.Narendr Modi taan "Annia ch kana raja aa"

well said if Nitish is so caring abt his image and bihar's image then why they accept the Relief aid in 2008 and why they return this back now after almost 2 years , he should utilise this for the welfare of the Bihari peoples and should not send this money back to save only his image....................... save the Biharis :shabash
 

Ravivir

Elite
Re: Nitish snubs Narendra Modi, returns Gujarat's flood reli

well said if Nitish is so caring abt his image and bihar's image then why they accept the Relief aid in 2008 and why they return this back now after almost 2 years , he should utilise this for the welfare of the Bihari peoples and should not send this money back to save only his image....................... save the Biharis :shabash
It is true that 5 crore was not big enough for welfare of bihar.
But after kosi river flood central govt approved more than 1000 crore for kosi flood victims.
even that time Railway Minister Lalu parasad yadav collect money from Railway emploees from all over the india.But situation is same as it was in 2008 after flood in Bihar.At taht time everyboy criticising Nitish Kumar even his deputy Shushil Modi not pleased with him
 
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