Thursday, November 22, 2012

Nitish’ll break from NDA if Modi is PM choice: Mag

New Delhi: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar was on Wednesday quoted by a magazine as saying that he will break his alliance with the BJP if Gujarat CM Narendra Modi is made its prime ministerial candidate and also that he was open to a post-poll tie-up with the Congress.
    The Bihar CM, however, immediately denied as having given any such interview and said that the magazine concerned, had removed it from the website. The magazine on the other hand, maintained that the interview had been conducted.
    The magazine quoted Nitish, a senior JD(U) leader, as having said that he will discontinue his alliance with the BJP “within minutes” if Modi was made the prime ministerial candidate.
    The chief minister was also quoted as having said that if the Congress promises to meet his demands he was open to the idea of a post-poll tie-up with that party after the next Lok Sabha elections. AGENCIES
Besides the supposed jibe at Narendra Modi, the magazine also quoted the Bihar CM (R) as saying that he was open to a post-polls tie-up with the Congress if the party agreed to his demands. Nitish denied that he’d given any such interview to the magazine.