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Nitish Kumar trashes reports of skipping GST function

Nitish Kumar trashes reports of skipping GST function

On being asked on Sushi Modi's allegations, Nitish said that Modi has a habit of giving statements daily, he don't read and neither does he has interest. "I openly welcomed it as this tax reform will be very beneficial for the state", Nitish said. "It has absolutely no effect on our relationship as far as JD (U), Congress and other parties are concerned in Bihar", Singhvi claimed.

Earlier on June 19, Chief Minister Nitish said that a thorough discussion will be held on the matter within the Janata Dal (United) party.

Three police officials, including two superintendent-rank officers, in Bihar were issued show cause notices on Monday for allegedly fiddling with their mobile phones during Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's address at an event last week.

"We got bogged down speaking against each other on the issue of the presidential candidate and lost the momentum on a more burning issues like farmer problems, triggering a spate of suicides in different parts of the country", Kumar said.

"The Presidential election has been politicised to such an extent that huge issues facing the country, like people being lynched in the name of cow protection and the worsening situation of farmers, are being overlooked", Nitish explained.

Breaking from the Opposition, Nitish was the first to openly declare his support for the NDA's presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, the former Bihar Governor. "At a function, in the presence of Mr Chidambaram and Rahul Gandhi, I had asked the Congress to take the lead".

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said he was not interested in being the face of the Opposition in 2019.

"The Congress alone is to blame for the opposition mess", he said.

Justifying his party's stand on supporting Kovind as a presidential poll nominee and attending the special session of Parliament on GST, he said, "It's our principled stand taken after thoroughly deliberating on all aspects". I do not want that role, nor do I have the capability.

Taking a dig at the Congress and the RJD, the JD (U) leader said the opposition should not object to all government moves just for the sake of opposition unity.

"I feel Nitish Kumar is slowly drifting away from RJD, therefore, he is trying to mend the bond". We were not even aware of their castes.


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