I have gone through the autobiography. Such a ghatiya kitab (poorly written book, the senior BJP leader exclaimed at a press conference here when asked about the former Chief Ministers recently published "Gopalganj to Raisina-My Political Journey'. The book has been co-authored by former journalist Nalin Verma.
I must have found at least 100 factual mistakes in the first four chapters, remarked Modi with a grimace about the more than 250 pages long book which has been in news ever since its publications on account of various claims, many of these dubitable, therein.
He, however, ducked queries about the assertion by Prasads wife Rabri Devi that the RJD supremo was right in having said that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had sent feelers through former poll strategist and now the national vice president of his JD(U) Prashant Kishor about his willingness to realign with the Grand Alliance.
When Prashant Kishor has himself come out with his denial, the BJP has nothing to say about it, Modi said dismissing speculations that the claims made by Prasad hinted that all was not well between the BJP and the Chief Ministers JD(U).
Notably, Modi has known both Kumar and Prasad since 1970s when all three were active in student politics and had taken part in the JP movement.
In an interview to a private news channel a few months ago, Modi had asserted I have known Lalu Prasad at close quarters. I know him better than his wife does.
Interestingly, in one of the autobiographys many excerpts that have been published in newspapers, Prasad has accused Modi of having complained to Jayaprakash Narayan that he consumed liquor.
I told JP I drink toddy sometimes. Baba (Shivanand Tiwary, currently his partys national vice-president) sometimes smokes cannabis, says the RJD supremo in the book.
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