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Alliance will serve as 'medicine' against BJP: Nitish Kumar

PTI 12 Aug 2014, 18:39:03 PM IST
Madhubani (Bihar): Defending his move to join hands with old rival Lalu Prasad, senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar today said alliance of secular parties in Bihar would serve as a “medicine to neutralise the poison of communalism BJP was spreading in the country after coming to power”.  

Kumar was addressing an election meeting in favour of RJD candidate Ram Avtar Paswan at Rajnagar (SC) constituency here.

 Speaking about the alliance, Kumar, who shared the dais with ‘Bade bhai' (elder brother) Lalu Prasad at Hajipur yesterday after 20 years of political rivalry, said it was formed to check the division of votes which was a major reason behind the victory of BJP in the parliamentary election.

 “The new experiment of unity of secular forces against BJP has started from Bihar and will soon extend to other parts of the country,” he said.

Kumar, who had led JD(U) to sever 17-year-old ties with BJP over the elevation of Narendra Modi as PM candidate, said he (Modi) and his party (BJP) were “masters” in spreading myths to “hoodwink” the people.