Appealing people not to pay heed to the BJP's 'rumours' that the Janata Dal (United) has no stake in the polls, Nitish said that its propaganda of ‘an apostle coming from the sky’ to solve Bihar's problems, was only a ploy to get votes.
    
"Development in Bihar can only be done by a native. The propaganda that an apostle coming from the sky will solve all our problems is aimed at merely getting votes," Nitish said at a 'Sankalp Yatra' at Motihari in East Champaran district.
    
"The leader will get your vote befooling you and will not turn up for the rest of the period for any development work for the people here," Nitish said.
    
Taking a dig at BJP's growing closeness to Raj Thackrey's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, Nitish said that nowadays they (BJP) are busy ‘shaking hands with people who have been targeting people from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh in Maharashtra’.
    
He also questioned BJP's motif in the state's demand for a special category status saying that the party had actually joined hands with the Congress to facilitate the same to Seemandhra ‘within 24 hours’ of Sonia Gandhi's instruction.
    
"Why did not they make a similar demand for Bihar before supporting Congress in the passage of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill?" he said.
    
Meanwhile, Nitish Kumar declared former BJP MLA Awnish Kumar Singh, who recently joined JD (U), as the party's Lok Sabha candidate from Motihari seat.

(Agencies)

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