Patna, Dec 15: The RJD today accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of patronising leaders like Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi who was spreading hatred on communal lines in the society, by his remark that supporters of Pakistan were losing Gujarat assembly elections.
National vice-president of RJD Shivanand Tiwary said here that Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi had no courage to talk such things which might spread hatred on communal lines in the society but Chief Minister Mr Kumar gave him strength to do so by joining hands with BJP after dumping grand alliance in Bihar.
“It is distressing to note that Modi who is considered otherwise an intellectual and seasoned leader of BJP made statement that supporters of Pakistan are losing Gujarat assembly elections,” Tiwary said adding Modi had clear indication for Congress and it could never be dubbed as supporter of Pakistan.
The RJD leader said Modi should understand the fact that grand old party Congress had played a vital role in freedom struggle while RSS had nothing to take credit for freedom of the country.
Not only that, India defeated Pakistan in 1948, 1965 and 1971 during the regime of Congress government and despite such glaring fact, Modi described Congress as supporter of Pakistan, he lamented.
Tiwary said, Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister when India not only defeated Pakistan but also got it disintegrated into two parts with new entity of East Pakistan as Bangladesh. It was the creation of Bangladesh by dividing Pakistan which made India safe than earlier, he pointed out and added that senior BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee had then compared Mrs Gandhi with Goddess Durga.
The RJD leader said, more than one lakh soldiers of Pakistan had surrendered before Indian army during India-Pakistan war in 1971 which was a unique incident in world history.
On the other hand, when BJP was in power at the Centre, the two militants were released from jail and they were taken to Kandhar in Afghanistan by the then External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh in 1999 for release of passengers of Indian plane hijacked by militants from Kathmandu, he said adding that Maulana Mashood Azhar was one of them who later engineered attack on Parliament in 2001.
“Maulana Azhar is still a cause of concern for India who was released from jail during the regime of BJP government at the Centre,” Tiwary said adding that the track record of BJP in patriotism was not good and its leader should avoid making anti national remarks against Congress.