‘What’s your DNA report’, Modi minister asks Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar

‘What’s your DNA report’, Modi minister asks Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar


PATNA: Federal minister Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday launched the bitterest-ever attack on Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal United (JD-U) president Nitish Kumar, asking him to share his “DNA report” to the masses.

Kushwaha who heads Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) happens to be the human resources development minister in the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. Kumar’s JD-U is also a key ally of the NDA.

“What’s your DNA report? Has it come? The people of Bihar want to know?” asked the minister at a function in Muzaffarpur 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 reaction came after the chief minister reportedly tried to belittle the federal minister at a function in Patna on Saturday when the local media asked a question related to the latter.

“Please don’t take the level of discussion to so low,” the chief minister was quoted as saying in the media today.

The media wanted comments from Kumar about Kushwaha’s revelation that the former was unwilling to continue as the chief minister after the next state polls.

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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