"It was on advice of Sushil Modi to a hurt Nitish Kumar that the dinner for BJP leaders was cancelled in 2010," Rajak told reader. He further claimed that after calling off the dinner, the food that was to be served to the BJP leaders at the dinner was dispatched to a posh hotel where they had it. Modi was the Deputy Chief Minister during NDA rule in Bihar.

Bihar Chief Minister had recently said some BJP leaders were behind his cancelling dinner for BJP leaders in June 2010 in protest against the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi highlighting donation of Rs 5 crore from his state for rehabilitation of victims of Kosi flood through big advertisements in newspapers.

But, the CM had refused to identify anybody by name. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed hurt feeling over the episode during his rally at Muzaffarpur rally on July 25. BJP leader C P Thakur, who was Bihar BJP president in 2010, told reporters, "I had advised the party to sever ties with JD(U) over the issue (cancellation of dinner) but some state BJP leaders were against it."

He, however, refused to name the state BJP leaders. Told that Minister Shyam Rajak has identified Sushil Modi as advising Kumar to cancel the dinner, Thakur, a Rajya Sabha member and who served as Union Minister in the NDA government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, did not corroborate it.

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