Patna: Decrying the 'puppy' and 'burqa' remarks, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in a veiled attack on Narendra Modi, said use of such language will not yield votes for the BJP.

"Use of such derogatory language will not earn any votes for the BJP in elections ... but it will definitely pollute the environment in the country," Kumar said.

Modi had accused the Congress of hiding behind “burqa (veil) of secularism” to hide its failures. In an interview to a foreign news agency earlier, he had said that one will feel sad even if a “puppy” comes under the vehicle you are travelling in.

“Such 'poisonous' language would trigger similar reaction from others which would disturb peace and harmony in the country,” Kumar added.

On lawyer-politician Ram Jethmalani's comments that he would work for unity between Modi and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Kumar said, "I have been speaking about their liaison for long and now Ram Jethmalani has provided the seal of approval over this hidden fact."

"For public consumption Lalu is criticizing Modi, but in private they enjoy good rapport and work in tandem," Kumar said.

Asked about the possibility of a tie-up between JD-U and Congress, Kumar said party President Sharad Yadav had already ruled out such an alliance.


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