"It is in fact 'chai pe chugli' (backbiting over tea)," Nitish said in his comments on social networking website Facebook. (Agencies)
The Bihar Chief Minister, whose aversion to his Gujarat counterpart is an open secret, said that in fact people, who are expert in ‘hawabazzi’ (making inflated claims) indulge in gossiping over tea.
Nitish, who is the driving force of Janata Dal-United (JD-U), led the break up with BJP over nomination of Modi as the party's prime ministerial candidate. The separation left JD-U alone in government in Bihar.
The Chief Minister said that, he has initiated a programme called ‘kam ki charcha’ (discussion over work) in his home state in which people talk over good and bad things about the developmental works being undertaken in the state by his government.
People across the world are talking about rapid strides Bihar is taking in recent days, Nitish said.
Bihar has drawn appreciation from leading personalities like Dalai Lama, Bill Gates and several other dignitaries from UK and European countries, he added.
Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly, Nand Kishore Yadav, said the Chief Minister's adverse comments reflect his ‘frustration’ and proves that he is suffering from ‘Modi phobia’.
"It is in fact 'chai pe chugli' (backbiting over tea)," Nitish said in his comments on social networking website Facebook.