"Justice was not done with the people of Gujarat by not protecting them," Nitish said while addressing Janata Dal-United (JD-U)’s ‘Sankalp’ rally in Kaimur district. (Agencies)
He recollected that peeved over the incident, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had commented that ‘Raj dharma’ was not observed.
"The Raj Dharma entails working for all sections of the society without caste or communal discriminations," he said in reference to the episode of Gujarat.
He also blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for breaking relations with JD-U and accused the saffron party of violating the agreement that neither controversial issues would be raised, nor a controversial personality be given leadership.
Taking a dig at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Nitish further alleged that election surveys were ‘sponsored’ as part of the Public Relations (PR) campaign of a party to fulfill interest of the ‘rumour master’ (Modi).
Recent surveys predicted a surge for BJP in the state and a drastic loss to JD-U, restricting it to single digit in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The Bihar Chief Minister reiterated that he along with his party would fight for the special category status for the state.
Several senior leaders including party president Sharad Yadav were also present at the rally.
The JD-U has planned to organize 12 such Sankalp rallies across the state to press for its demand of special category status and caution people against ‘divisive’ forces led by the BJP.
"Justice was not done with the people of Gujarat by not protecting them," Nitish said while addressing Janata Dal-United (JD-U)’s ‘Sankalp’ rally in Kaimur district.