Claiming that Kumar was the first leader to describe the RJD-led government of 15 years as 'jungle raj', Shah in a no- holds-barred attack against the senior JD(U) leader said he had no qualms in going back to Lalu Prasad to hang on to the Chief Minister's post.

"Nitish Kumar betrayed us two years ago and broke alliance with the BJP in 2013 as he had become greedy for the Prime Minister's post," Shah told party workers at a meeting here ahead of the assembly polls in Bihar.

"We could have made him the PM candidate, but did not do so as his party had presence in only one state--Bihar-- and nowhere else," the BJP president said and alleged that Kumar was fantasizing like 'Mungeri Lal', a character of a television serial of the 1990s who was known for day dreaming.

Shah also flayed Kumar for betrayal of the decisive mandate in 2010 Assembly polls saying that the latter did not stop at betraying the BJP, but went on to backstab the electorate by going back to the Prasad, the RJD supremo, whom the voters had rejected in successive assembly polls.

Kumar also abandoned 'anti-Congress' plank of the great socialist leaders like Ram Manohar Lohia, Jayaprakash Narayan and Karpoori Thakur by joining forces with the Congress not only for survival of his government, but to seek a fresh term under the banner of 'Grand Secular Aliance', Shah said.

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