New Delhi: A day after the comment made by BJP poster boy Narendra Modi about Congress for it thriving under the veil of Secularism, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday came in defense by stating that it was “wise decision to leave the saffron party-led NDA”.

On Sunday, Modi had launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the economic downturn, falling rupee and corruption while accusing Congress of hiding behind a veil of secularism to cover its failures.

"Look minutely, whenever Congress is faced with a challenge- weather is corruption, price rise, directives from the Supreme Court, or a minister being jailed, or the rape of girls or an atmosphere of insecurity- they do not answer the people. The moment there is a crisis, they wear the 'burqa' (veil) of secularism and hide in a bunker," Modi had said.

Last month, in a major setback to NDA ahead of 2014  Lok Sabha election, JD-U broke its ties with BJP in protest against the elevation of Narendra Modi, bringing to an end a 17-year-old alliance that had held firm through thick and thin in the national politics.

(JPN)

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