Patna: Bihar's former deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today rubbished Nitish Kumar's claims of willing to resign from the Chief Minister's post after cancelling dinner for BJP leaders in 2010 and described it as a ‘bunch of lies'.
“It's a bunch of lies that the Chief Minister wanted to resign after cancelling the dinner for the visiting BJP leaders in 2010 following the controversy over his decision to return a Rs 5 crore cheque to Gujarat in lieu of assistance for the 2008 Koshi floods,” Modi said.
The former deputy chief minister, however, claimed that on contrary the Chief Minister actually tried to mollify top BJP leaders in connection with the incident.
In fact BJP leaders were about to sever alliance with JD(U) after Kumar had cancelled the dinner protesting publication of an advertisement where he was shown shaking hands with Narendra Modi during the latter's Patna visit to attend the BJP national executive in June 2010, he claimed.
Once Kumar got to know about BJP's stand, he immediately contacted our senior leaders to convince them against breaking the alliance, Modi further claimed.