"The day Nitish Kumar joined hands with Lalu Prasad he lost his credibility. Lalu's DNA has started having an influence on Nitish Kumar's DNA ever since, going by the language and speech of Bihar Chief Minister," Union Minister and senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.
    
Rudy said Samajwadi Party's storming out of the anti-BJP 'grand alliance' has made it clear that no party wants to stand with a losing coalition.
    
He also accused Nitish of dividing Muslims and Dalits in Bihar and said the people of the state will this time vote on the issue of development and not secularism or caste and religious divide.
    
The BJP leader presented before the media a purported video of Nitish Kumar in which the JD(U) leader was shown using "harsh" words against teachers at a public event in Samastipur.
    
"Nitish is speaking in the manner in which Lalu used to speak. His behaviour shows the effect of Lalu's DNA on him," the Union minister said.

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