Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday compared BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to German dictator Adolf Hitler, and said someone aspiring to be the country’s head of government must be ‘calm’.
Addressing the Janata Dal (United) convention here, Modi said the ‘Hunkar’ rally displayed the arrogance of the saffron outfit.
“What's the meaning of Hunkar? 'Ghamand, ahankaar. Hunkaar say ahankaar tapakta hai. Inka bhed khul gaya, Vishwas ghaat kia aapney.' When we were together that is when you started ‘hunkar’. You all have betrayed us. That phase of the BJP is not there anymore,” said Kumar.
“I told Advaniji that now no one will listen to you,” he added.
Taking a jibe at Modi, Kumar said that he was also a common man.
“I haven't sold tea, but I am a common man,” he said, while poking fun at Modi who used to sell tea on the railway platform when he was young.
Kumar further said, “You can either see the dream of eliminating Congress, or sitting at the top position, both together will not be possible.
“When I was ready to resign, I informed Sushil Modi. Why did we fight the 2010 election together? Because, they (BJP) knew that without me they cannot win. The dream of the Red Fort will remain a dream,” he said.
Reflecting on Modi’s statement of 'Chun chun kar saath karo', Kumar asked: “What kind of language is that? They think by speaking a thousand lies it will become the truth.
The Bihar Chief Minister claimed efforts are being made to spoil the peace in the state ruled by the Janata Dal (United).
“I urge for calm and communal harmony. There is threat of communal disharmony and fascism in our state,” said Kumar.
“Until we educate people and give them food there will be no progress. What's their thought for the millions who live below the poverty line? I have a vision and I am working for it,” he added.
The JD(U) and BJP were partners in the Bihar Government till June this year when the former broke the 17-year alliance over the latter’s decision to give Modi a starring role in the party’s election campaign.