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Sharad slams Modi for caste politics remark

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

"People have a poor standing of history and hence talk regarding it in their own way for temporary political gains but caste is a reality. Is Gujarat casteless? Which part of the country is out of caste influence?" he asked.

Yadav, who is also the convener of NDA, said, "Gujarat is not ahead (in development) because of any individual but due to its geographical location. Gujarat has not developed today but it was also developed during the British period like all other cities on the seashore."

The Gujarat Chief Minister had at the state executive meeting in Rajkot yesterday attacked Bihar politicians for their "casteist" outlook and attributed it as the main reason of economic backwardness and lack of development in Bihar.

Reacting to Modi's statement, his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar asked him to look at his situation instead of making comments on others.

"One should think about one's own situation (Bihar par tippani karne walon ko apne halaat ke bare me sochana chahiye)," he told reporters in Patna in reply to a question on Modi's diatribe against politicians in Bihar.


First Published: Mon, June 11 2012. 23:15 IST