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Shivanand questions Nitish sincerity to confront Modi

He alleged that he was punished for ‘precipitating’ the situation by ‘aggressively’ speaking against Modi, which made it ‘untenable’ for Kumar to stay in the NDA.

Tiwari, in a press statement, said that in hindsight ‘I feel Nitish did not want to sincerely confront Narendra Modi.’

He said the best time to walk out of the NDA was when Kumar had cancelled a dinner for Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders in Patna (in 2009). ‘Why did he (Kumar) retrace his steps after going this far?’ Tiwari said.

Had he decided to part ways with BJP at that time, JD(U) could have got majority in 2010 Assembly elections alone and BJP could not have gained the strength it ultimately got, he added.

‘He missed the best time to walk out of NDA,’ Tiwari said claiming he had advised Kumar for this.
Tiwari, who had gone to JD(U) from RJD of Lalu Prasad in 2008 and was made a Rajya Sabha member then, said after 2010Assembly elections Kumar continued with his anti-Modi policy.
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