Neeraj Kumar said the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has been regularly organising meetings of various castes to woo them ahead of next state assembly polls later this year.

"Modi had used his own backward caste to attain his current position. He is now calling for an end to caste-based politics in Bihar, but last year during campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls, he used his own backward caste origin. Besides, his party too played caste cards, projecting him as 'Chaiwala' and a backward caste leader too," said the a senior JD-U legislator.

Neeraj Kumar said Modi's remark exposes his hypocrisy.

"The BJP even tried to identify ancient Indian emperor Ashoka with a particular caste for the sake of votes. Modi should advise BJP to eradicate caste-based politics," he said.

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