July 12, 2015 12:00:00 am
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday trashed BJP national president Amit Shah for claiming that Narendra Modi was the “first OBC PM”. Nitish and Lalu said it was Charan Singh who was the first OBC PM, followed by H D Deve Gowda.
“Amit Shah has been telling a white lie. Charan Singh and Deve Gowda were already on that list,” Lalu said. Nitish echoed Lalu and said the BJP president should have checked his facts before making such claims.
Modi is scheduled to formally launch the BJP’s Bihar Assembly election campaign in Muzaffarpur on July 25. Lalu and Nitish also attacked the BJP on the issue of OBC politics. “We have entered another phase of Mandal politics. BJP has to tell us why it has not made the caste census report public. Its ‘OBC face’ has been exposed,” Lalu said.
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