Ranchi, Oct 11: Congress today sought to ask L K Advani and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to clarify why Bihar was chosen for the BJP leader's Jan Chetna Yatra instead of Gujarat or other BJP-ruled states.
“L K Advani should clarify his choice of state for his yatra. If, according to him, Bihar government is free of corruption, does it mean other BJP-ruled states like Gujarat have corrupt governments?” asked AICC spokesman Shakeel Ahmed.
“And Nitish Kumar should explain to the people for allowing L K Advani to start his yatra from Bihar. He (Kumar) has always distanced from Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi following the infamous Godhra incidents. Has the Bihar chief minister forgotten that Advani is one of the charge-sheeted persons in the Babri Masjid demolition?” he said.
Ahmed, who was here to attend the ‘shardh' of Rajya Sabha member Ramdayal Munda, was reacting to media query on Advani embarking on his sixth career yatra, flagged off by Nitish Kumar, from Sitabdiara, the birth place of Jayaprakash Narayan. PTI