Hitting back at Nitish Kumar`s bahri (outsider) jibe, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked him whether he considered Congress President Sonia Gandhi also to be an outsider in the state.
Addressing rallies in Gopalganj and Muzaffarpur on the last day of campaigning for the fourth phase of the ongoing Assembly elections, Modi said he would like to ask Nitish whether he considered Sonia, a resident of Delhi, an outsider in Bihar.Modi said the people of Bihar, an integral part of India, had voted for him to get him elected as the Prime minister. "Am I the prime minister of Pakistan?" he asked. "Am I the prime minister of Bangaladesh or Sri Lanka?"
Asserting that such issues were being raised in the poll campaign to mislead the people of Bihar, he said when he talked about the issue of reservation, the leaders of the Grand Alliance said he had changed his profile. "When I said they wanted to take away the five per cent reservation for Dalits and backward castes and give it to others on a communal basis, they were rattled," Modi said. "They said that I had stopped talking about development and changed my profile to talk about backward castes. I would like to ask to ask them whether they have the sole contract to talk about it." .
The prime minister said he had the documents of speeches of those who had talked about giving five per cent reservation on the basis of community in Parliament. The prime minister said Nitish had been seeking return of the purane din (old days) in Bihar. "Does Nitish want the return of the old days of killings, abduction, atrocities against the women and Dalits and other crime in the state?" he asked. Modi said that Bihar had witnessed numerous scams during the 25 years of Lalu and Nitish. "Can the people of Bihar let the return of those days of scam?"