Bihar rejects negative politics of Lalu, Paswan, says Nitish

via Press Trust of India / Patna published on May 16, 2009

With JD(U)-BJP combine virtually sweeping Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the people had rejected the “negative politics” of his political adversaries Lalu Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan.  

“It is a positive vote for peace and development. People have voted us for the work we have done in Bihar. They have rejected the negative politics of Lalu Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan,” Kumar told reporters here.  

Attacking the RJD and LJP leaders, he said whenever they came to Bihar, they criticised his government.  Kumar was angry over Paswan’s comment on his suggestion that Bihar should get special status.   

LJP president had said that Kumar’s demand was nothing but “theatrics”.   

The Bihar Chief Minister said that both Paswan and Lalu were holding key portfolios at the Centre and should have ensured that the backward state got a special package as demanded by it.   

He said that now the Congress-led coalition should ensure that the state gets a special status.

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