Patna, Dec 5: At a time when there have been talks of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi being a “janeu-dhari Hindu” (one who wears the sacred thread), Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has criticised the party of “veering towards extremism”.
“These trends show the party is veering towards extremism in its quest for votes. This is something it has always accused the BJP of,” he said.
Speaking up against the use of the term “janeu-dhari”, Nitish said that the sacred thread was a mark of “caste-based inequality. He recalled how socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan had refused to wear the thread and had also asked his followers to discard it.