Patna: Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Friday rejected BJP national general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy's offer to use Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for brightening the NDA's prospects in 2014.

"We don't need Modi. There is no need to outsource leaders in Bihar. (Chief Minister) Nitish Kumar is charismatic, popular and capable to handle everything," JD-U spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said.

Neeraj, who is considered close to Nitish Kumar, said the JD-U enjoys support of people in the state. JD-U MP Ali Anwar Ansari said, "Bihar does not need Modi at all. We won two assembly polls in 2005 and 2010 and one Lok Sabha elections in 2009 under the leadership of Nitish Kumar."

Rudy had claimed that most JD-U workers and leaders in Bihar privately admit that they need Modi. "JD-U workers admit openly that they require Modi to improve the party's poll prospects in the elections," he said.


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