Addressing a rally here, Modi said that at that time the Bharatiya Janata Party was not sure why the JD (U) broke the partnership. JPN/Agencies
"Now we know why he (Nitish Kumar) broke the alliance. He is not getting sound sleep these days due to his dream of becoming the Prime Minister.," Modi said.
Taking potshots at Kumar’s prime ministerial ambitions, Modi said, “The arrogance of the person who claims to be the "most suitable" and "able" candidate for the Prime Minister's post, was higher than even Mt Everest.”
He also took a dig at the Third Front saying it has a dozen prime ministerial aspirants.
"Look at the Third Front... almost all parties have saved the Congress and supported it at some point of time. There are more than a dozen people who have got clothes stitched to become the prime minister," he said.
"It is a 'toli' (group) of ex-prime ministers and more than a dozen PM-hopefuls who wake up with the bugle of polls and go to sleep again. They will again wake up when the next election comes," he added.
Modi also questioned where such leaders were during the Kosi river flood which unleashed misery on the people of the state. "When Kosi was in spate, did the Third Front come. Did you hear them. Did they shed tears on your misery or expressed their condolences, or come to help you.... Where were they when people were dying in Kosi river. I want to ask them," he said.
Lauding the NDA steered by Atal Behari Vajpayee, Modi said it is only such a coalition led by BJP which will keep all together and treat all as partners.
Modi said that there were three kinds of alliances -- 'gathbandhan' (coalition) represented by NDA under Vajpayee, 'brashtbandhan' (grouping of corrupt persons) and 'lathbandhan' (alliance of those indulging in violence).
Addressing a rally here, Modi said that at that time the Bharatiya Janata Party was not sure why the JD (U) broke the partnership.