Bogus, rubbish: Bihar CM on Sushil Modi's claims about vice prez aspirations
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday termed senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi's claim that he wanted to become the next Vice President of the country as bogus and rubbish.
The JD(U) leader on Wednesday took oath as Bihar chief minister for a record eighth time, a day after snapping ties with the BJP-led NDA and joining hands with the RJD and the Congress to form a Mahagathbandhan' government.
Talking to reporters here, Kumar said, "You people must have heard that this man (Sushil Modi) is saying that I wanted to become Vice President. What a joke It's bogus and rubbish. I had no such desire at all. We supported the NDA candidate in the Presidential and Vice President polls".
The BJP leader had alleged that Kumar wanted to become the vice president and had parted ways with BJP after the party failed to accommodate his ambitions
Without mentioning his (Sushil Modi) name, Kumar said, Since he is not holding any important posts, he may get something by making such statements against me. Let him say whatever he wants, I have no problems at all .
Modi had criticised Kumar for partying ways with the BJP and joining hands with RJD and others, saying the JD(U) leader insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of Bihar who had voted for the NDA in the 2020 Assembly elections.
The BJP leader had also alleged that Kumar would take advantage of Lalu Prasad's illness and will cause a split in the RJD.