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Narendra Modi has no role in Bihar political crisis: Naidu

Refuting Nitish Kumar’s charge that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was behind the ongoing political crisis in Bihar, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the situation arose over JD(U)’s internal squabbles. “Janata Dal(U)?the name is ‘united’ but, as usual, they are divided. There is already a ‘war’ going on in Janata Parivar. They are divided and not united. The Centre has no role in that,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Naidu told reporters here. “I would like to make it very clear. Modiji has no role at all. But, Nitish is blaming Modi and the Centre for their (JD-U’s) failures,” he said.

“Who asked you (Nitish) to resign from the chief minister’s post and who asked you to make Jitan Ram Manjhi the Bihar chief minister, and why are you (Nitish) asking him (Manjhi) to resign now? They want to blame Modiji and the Centre. They should stop the disinformation campaign,” he said. “You (Nitish) wanted to play a drama for some time and you boasted that you wanted to make a Dalit (Manjhi) the chief minister. Now you want to remove a Dalit as the CM and you want to blame Modi,” Naidu alleged.
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