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Fight between Union minister, Bihar chief minister hits the street, worries BJP

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PATNA: The Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) workers on Thursday burnt the effigy of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for his alleged “neech” (lowly) remarks towards party chief Upendra Kushwaha.

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The RLSP is a key constituent of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance and the development indicates the ongoing fight between the ruling partners.

Angry RLSP workers reached the station roundabout in Supaul town and shouted slogans against the chief minister before putting chief minister’s effigy on fire.

The party leaders have also announced to stage an aggressive protest in Patna on Saturday over CM’s remarks while threatening to intensify agitation until Kumar tenders public apology.

“Please do not take the standards so low. We are going higher. So do not take it so low,” Kumar was quoted as saying in The New Indian Express with regard to a question related to Kushwaha at a function held last week.

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Kumar had also refused to entertain any queries related to Kushwaha, which has angered the RLSP leadership.

Kushwaha has reacted by asking the chief minister to make public his DNA report.

“What’s your DNA report? Has it come? The people of Bihar want to know?” Kushwaha had asked  at a function in Muzaffarapur district on Sunday.

Stepping up further attack on the chief minister, Kushwaha said, “the DNA report may be of no use to you but the general masses are curious to know about this. Just share it to them.”


The “DNA” issue, as such, remains three-year-old and it was raised by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Bihar during the last 2015 assembly elections.

“It seemed that there was some problem with Nitish Kumar’s DNA”, the Prime Minister had told an election rally in Muzaffarpur on July 25, 2015, referring to the frequent change of political allegiance of Nitish Kumar.

Kumar reacted by stating that the “DNA” remark was an insult to the people of Bihar. He also posted an open letter to the PM on Twitter.

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