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BJP-JD(U) govt: Shiv Sena asks if Pak is celebrating Nitish's victory

Sena in its mouthpiece Saamana said Modi and Shah 'snatched away' the opposition's PM face

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Sushil Modi at an oath taking ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Patna.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Sushil Modi at an oath taking ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Patna.

In a at the BJP over recent developments in Bihar, the today said it seemed its ally had "made happy" by aligning with

The Sena said in an editorial that today was "no longer about morals and ideals" and added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief had "snatched away" the opposition's prime ministerial face.

"had earlier said if won, would celebrate. So is celebrating now," it asked in the editorial in the Sena mouthpiece, 'Saamana'.

It said, "It seems that the BJP itself has made Pakistan happy by collaborating with Nitish".

The NDA has got its "old friend" back, it said, but pointed out that Kumar had "splashed a lot of muck" on Modi when he left the NDA.

"Has that muck been washed off now," asked the Sena, a constituent of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre and in Maharashtra.

"In just two years, after Modi kept on with his winning spree, Nitish Kumar's conscience once again made him join the NDA fold. is no more about ideals and morals," it said.

The BJP formed a government in Manipur and in Goa despite not having a majority, it said.

"The BJP should ask its conscience if this would have been possible if the party did not have its government in Delhi," the Sena said.

It said the BJP should "immediately ask" to clarify his views on violence by gau rakshaks (cow vigilantes).

"Nitish Kumar was the prime ministerial face of the opposition parties. Modi and have snatched that face away," the Sena added.

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First Published: Fri, July 28 2017. 15:30 IST