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JD(U)'s 'Dahi-Chura' invitation to BJP heats up political pot

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

JD(U)'s invitation to on 'Dahi-Chura' feast tomorrow on the occasion of Makarsankranti heated political pot in today.

It is being seen as an extension of bonhomie between the two parties after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's support to and which got strength after Prime Minister Modi's effusive praise of Kumar during Prakash Parva.



JD(U) ally and some other parties expressed displeasure over the invitation to BJP.

Invitation to for 'Dahi-Chura', the first since 2013 when JD(U) severed ties with the saffron party, has set the tongue wagging in political circles.

The JD(U) feast would be held at the residence of party chief Basistha Narayan Singh.

"Since its an auspicious occasion, I have invited everybody in the 'bhoj' irrespective of political affiliations," Basistha Narayan Singh told PTI today.

"I have invited Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, RJD president Lalu Prasad, leader Sushil Kumar Modi, leaders and also those from CPI and CPI(M)," Singh said.

Sushil Modi, who skipped the Makarsankranti feast hosted by Prasad today, told reporters that he would attend the 'bhoj' organised by Basistha Narayan Singh tomorrow.

The senior leader gave strength to media speculations over display of bonhomie between former allies and JD(U) that started from Nitish Kumar's support to and peaked after PM's praise of Kumar.

He said, "During Makarsankranti, the sun changes direction from South to North. Like change in weather, change in politics could never be ruled out. Who knows what will happen tomorrow?"

On inviting Modi, Basistha Narayan Singh said, "Its a social gathering to promote 'sadbhavna' (harmony) and no political meaning should be derived from it."

"is witnessing a rare display of unity among all parties over passing of new Excise Law, 2016, and all parties deciding to participate in human chain on coming January 21 to express strong commitment to prohibition. We wish to further strengthen this sadbhavna," Singh said.

But, is not impressed.

State president and minister Ashok Choudhary told reporters that JD(U) could explain better why they have invited in a political feast after no such invitation for two years.

"Had it been some personal occasion like marriage, it could be understood. But inviting in a political feast is something only JD(U) can explain," Choudhary said.

He was non-committal over attending the feast and said tomorrow he would go to Siwan.
(REOPENS CAL2)

Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union

Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha, an ally of BJP, reminded that had cancelled a dinner to be hosted in honour of leaders in the past.

The cancellation had taken place in February 2014 when and JD(U) were in alliance and during the national executive meeting of the saffron party.

On not attending 'Dahi-Chura' feast thrown by Prasad, Sushil Kumar Modi said, "Instead of extending the invitation by himself or through any of his family members, he (Prasad) asked his PA to telephone me for the feast. When his PA is inviting, my PA will attend it."

"He keeps saying that I (Sushil Modi) was his secretary during days of Patna University students union. Is it justified that a president does not talk directly to his secretary," Modi said and claimed that it showed "the RJD chief did not want us to attend his feast."

Except for BJP, prominent leaders of Grand Alliance government participated in the feast hosted by Prasad at 10 Circular Road residence of his wife Rabri Devi.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman of Legislative Council Awdesh Narayan Singh and state chief and minister Ashok Choudhary attended the feast.

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It is being seen as an extension of bonhomie between the two parties after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's support to and which got strength after Prime Minister Modi's effusive praise of Kumar during Prakash Parva.

JD(U) ally and some other parties expressed displeasure over the invitation to BJP.

Invitation to for 'Dahi-Chura', the first since 2013 when JD(U) severed ties with the saffron party, has set the tongue wagging in political circles.

The JD(U) feast would be held at the residence of party chief Basistha Narayan Singh.

"Since its an auspicious occasion, I have invited everybody in the 'bhoj' irrespective of political affiliations," Basistha Narayan Singh told PTI today.

"I have invited Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, RJD president Lalu Prasad, leader Sushil Kumar Modi, leaders and also those from CPI and CPI(M)," Singh said.

Sushil Modi, who skipped the Makarsankranti feast hosted by Prasad today, told reporters that he would attend the 'bhoj' organised by Basistha Narayan Singh tomorrow.

The senior leader gave strength to media speculations over display of bonhomie between former allies and JD(U) that started from Nitish Kumar's support to and peaked after PM's praise of Kumar.

He said, "During Makarsankranti, the sun changes direction from South to North. Like change in weather, change in politics could never be ruled out. Who knows what will happen tomorrow?"

On inviting Modi, Basistha Narayan Singh said, "Its a social gathering to promote 'sadbhavna' (harmony) and no political meaning should be derived from it."

"is witnessing a rare display of unity among all parties over passing of new Excise Law, 2016, and all parties deciding to participate in human chain on coming January 21 to express strong commitment to prohibition. We wish to further strengthen this sadbhavna," Singh said.

But, is not impressed.

State president and minister Ashok Choudhary told reporters that JD(U) could explain better why they have invited in a political feast after no such invitation for two years.

"Had it been some personal occasion like marriage, it could be understood. But inviting in a political feast is something only JD(U) can explain," Choudhary said.

He was non-committal over attending the feast and said tomorrow he would go to Siwan.
(REOPENS CAL2)

Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union

Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha, an ally of BJP, reminded that had cancelled a dinner to be hosted in honour of leaders in the past.

The cancellation had taken place in February 2014 when and JD(U) were in alliance and during the national executive meeting of the saffron party.

On not attending 'Dahi-Chura' feast thrown by Prasad, Sushil Kumar Modi said, "Instead of extending the invitation by himself or through any of his family members, he (Prasad) asked his PA to telephone me for the feast. When his PA is inviting, my PA will attend it."

"He keeps saying that I (Sushil Modi) was his secretary during days of Patna University students union. Is it justified that a president does not talk directly to his secretary," Modi said and claimed that it showed "the RJD chief did not want us to attend his feast."

Except for BJP, prominent leaders of Grand Alliance government participated in the feast hosted by Prasad at 10 Circular Road residence of his wife Rabri Devi.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman of Legislative Council Awdesh Narayan Singh and state chief and minister Ashok Choudhary attended the feast.
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JD(U)'s 'Dahi-Chura' invitation to BJP heats up political pot

JD(U)'s invitation to on 'Dahi-Chura' feast tomorrow on the occasion of Makarsankranti heated political pot in today.

It is being seen as an extension of bonhomie between the two parties after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's support to and which got strength after Prime Minister Modi's effusive praise of Kumar during Prakash Parva.

JD(U) ally and some other parties expressed displeasure over the invitation to BJP.

Invitation to for 'Dahi-Chura', the first since 2013 when JD(U) severed ties with the saffron party, has set the tongue wagging in political circles.

The JD(U) feast would be held at the residence of party chief Basistha Narayan Singh.

"Since its an auspicious occasion, I have invited everybody in the 'bhoj' irrespective of political affiliations," Basistha Narayan Singh told PTI today.

"I have invited Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, RJD president Lalu Prasad, leader Sushil Kumar Modi, leaders and also those from CPI and CPI(M)," Singh said.

Sushil Modi, who skipped the Makarsankranti feast hosted by Prasad today, told reporters that he would attend the 'bhoj' organised by Basistha Narayan Singh tomorrow.

The senior leader gave strength to media speculations over display of bonhomie between former allies and JD(U) that started from Nitish Kumar's support to and peaked after PM's praise of Kumar.

He said, "During Makarsankranti, the sun changes direction from South to North. Like change in weather, change in politics could never be ruled out. Who knows what will happen tomorrow?"

On inviting Modi, Basistha Narayan Singh said, "Its a social gathering to promote 'sadbhavna' (harmony) and no political meaning should be derived from it."

"is witnessing a rare display of unity among all parties over passing of new Excise Law, 2016, and all parties deciding to participate in human chain on coming January 21 to express strong commitment to prohibition. We wish to further strengthen this sadbhavna," Singh said.

But, is not impressed.

State president and minister Ashok Choudhary told reporters that JD(U) could explain better why they have invited in a political feast after no such invitation for two years.

"Had it been some personal occasion like marriage, it could be understood. But inviting in a political feast is something only JD(U) can explain," Choudhary said.

He was non-committal over attending the feast and said tomorrow he would go to Siwan.
(REOPENS CAL2)

Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union

Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha, an ally of BJP, reminded that had cancelled a dinner to be hosted in honour of leaders in the past.

The cancellation had taken place in February 2014 when and JD(U) were in alliance and during the national executive meeting of the saffron party.

On not attending 'Dahi-Chura' feast thrown by Prasad, Sushil Kumar Modi said, "Instead of extending the invitation by himself or through any of his family members, he (Prasad) asked his PA to telephone me for the feast. When his PA is inviting, my PA will attend it."

"He keeps saying that I (Sushil Modi) was his secretary during days of Patna University students union. Is it justified that a president does not talk directly to his secretary," Modi said and claimed that it showed "the RJD chief did not want us to attend his feast."

Except for BJP, prominent leaders of Grand Alliance government participated in the feast hosted by Prasad at 10 Circular Road residence of his wife Rabri Devi.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Chairman of Legislative Council Awdesh Narayan Singh and state chief and minister Ashok Choudhary attended the feast.

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