"We (BJP) deserve as much credit as the JD(U) and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for development of Bihar during the past decade," senior BJP leader and former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters here.

The erstwhile NDA government had done exceedingly well on governance and development fronts during its first term in office for which the electorate had handsomely rewarded the erstwhile coalition, giving it over three-fourth seats in 2010 assembly polls, he claimed.

The BJP move to claim equal credit for development in Bihar during the erstwhile NDA rule came after Kumar was yesterday projected as chief ministerial candidate of the JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance for the forthcoming Assembly polls with an aim to encash public perception about the Chief Minister being a crusader for development of the state.

Claiming that both development and governance became a casualty after the senior JD(U) leader 'betrayed' the mandate by walking out of the NDA in June 2013, Modi challenged the Chief Minister to spell out a single development scheme that his government launched in past two years.

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