Sat, 14 Sep 2013 16:30:00 GMT | By IANS

India won't tolerate a divisive leader: Nitish on Modi

Nitish Kumar says JDU sensed that BJP will name Modi as candidate and thus broke alliance with BJP


India won't tolerate a divisive leader: Nitish on Modi (© Reuters)

The country will not tolerate a "divisive" leader, said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday, a day after BJP anointed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate. "People of the country will not tolerate or accept a leader, whose idea and policy is divisive," Nitish Kumar told media persons in Patna. Nitish Kumar described Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) decision to announce Modi as its prime ministerial candidate as "Vinash kale vipreet buddhi (When we face difficult times, our thinking gets warped)".

"We had sensed it three months ago that BJP will name him its PM candidate and ended our our (JD-U) alliance with BJP," Nitish Kumar said. Nitish Kumar snapped ties with BJP in Bihar on June 16 this year after Modi was made BJP's campaign chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

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