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Paswan sees conspiracy to defame BJP, Nitish behind communal

Press Trust of India  |  Motihari (Bihar) 

Ram Vilas Paswan today blamed the opposition parties in for the recent communal flare ups witnessed in various parts of the state and claimed there was a conspiracy to defame the government in the state and the BJP.

"A smear campaign is on against the BJP. Why did not riots take place in between 2005 and 2013 when Nitish Kumar ran the government with the BJP? Why communal tensions erupted only after he severed ties with the RJD and the There is clearly a conspiracy by the opposition parties," Paswan said.

"has never known what communalism is. It is the land of Jayaprakash Narayan. If anybody alleges that (BJP leader and deputy chief minister) Sushil Kumar Modi is communal, nobody is going to believe him," Paswan, whose Lok Janshakti Party is an NDA constituent, said.

and were present at a function on Swachh Bharat Mission where Paswan was delivering his address here in East Champaran district.

In his speech, Kumar spoke on and Mahatma Gandhi's emphasis on the virtue of cleanliness.

"We intend to make the new generation aware of Gandhi's thoughts. Even if a small percentage of our youths become familiar with Gandhi, it will go a long way in ridding our society of violence," he said.

Speaking on the occasion, showered praise on the Prime Minister, saying Modi transformed while he was the chief minister of the state.

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First Published: Tue, April 10 2018. 22:50 IST