Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday endorsed BJP leader Ravishankar Prasad's view that the nominee for the prime minister's post should be from the major party within NDA and said he did not even dream of the office. (Agencies)
"I myself have been saying the same thing for long Ravishankar Prasad has said the same thing," Kumar told reporters when asked to comment on the Rajya Sabha leader statement on the candidate for the PM post.
Kumar, under whose leadership NDA won 33 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar and confined RJD to merely four in the last General elections, said he had been repeatedly saying that "PM candidate should be from the largest party of the alliance."
The chief minister said he was happy working for the people of Bihar and did not dream of becoming PM. When told that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, considered a strong contender for the PM post from NDA, also said that he was happy working for the state, Kumar refused to comment.
He disagreed with the comments of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit that Rs 600, to be given under cash subsidy transfer scheme, were sufficient to feed five members of a family in a month.
"It is impossible to feed five members of a family in Rs 600 a month that will come down to Rs 4 per person daily," he said after attending the "Janata Ke Darbar me Mukhya Mantri" programme here.
He backed cash transfer, but said the scheme claimed by the UPA as "game-changer" in 2014 polls would succeed only when beneficiaries were correctly identified by constituting an independent BPL Commission.
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday endorsed BJP leader Ravishankar Prasad's view that the nominee for the prime minister's post should be from the major party within NDA and said he did not even dream of the office.