"There is a huge difference between what (Rahul) Gandhi says and does... Even the public understands as much and will not buy his clarification on his party's alliance with the RJD in Bihar," Kumar said.

Observing that the alliance between the Congress and RJD was a natural one as the latter had been part of UPA-I and also supported UPA-II from outside, Kumar said that he would have been baffled if the pre-poll alliance between them would not have come through.

"Given the similarity of thinking and behavior of the two parties, the alliance between the Congress and the RJD is a natural one," he said.

Kumar, a senior Janata Dal (United) leader, also took the Congress vice-president to task for his remarks on not compromising on corruption.

The Chief Minister alleged that the Congress’ support base has declined over the years because of the rise in corruption and price rise during the UPA rule at the Centre.

He said that the Congress vice-president cannot get away by washing his hands of the price rise and corruption dogging the country during the two terms of the UPA government as people would hold him accountable for their miseries.

"(Rahul) Gandhi will have to own up responsibility for not only price rise and corruption during the UPA governments but also for the work culture of its regime that allowed these problems to fester much to the chagrin of the masses," he said.

(Agencies)

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