Bhagalpur: A day after BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi held rally in minority-dominated Bhagalpur, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today hit at his rival saying the minority Muslim community are “frightened” hearing his name.
“Minority community are frightened hearing his name. How can he take the country together,” Kumar said addressing an election rally in at Garohtiya panchayat in Bhagalpur.
Kumar was canvassing for JD(U) candidate from Bhagalpur Abu Kaisar who is pitted against BJP's Syed Shahnawaz Hussain for the Bhagalpur seat that would go to poll on April 24. RJD has fielded Bullo Mandal on the seat.
The Bihar Chief Minister also hit at his bete noire Lalu Prasad and said that he claims himself as champion of secularism but is in alliance with Congress under whose regime Bhagalpur riots had broken in 1989.
He alleged that RJD during its rule in the state gave shelter to perpetrators of riots in Bhagalpur in which nearly a thousand of minority community people were killed.