A day after launching an attack on Congress, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Monday issued an clarification on his earlier statement and said it was said in a particular context and should not be interpreted differently.
“What i said during party meeting yesterday was in a particular context, don’t interpret it differently,” he said.
He added that Congress is a big party and should set an alternative agenda and narrative.
Kumar had fuelled the rumours of a rift in ‘Mahagathbandhan’ on Monday when he slammed Congress for dumping Mahatama Gandhi’s ideologies.
The JDU chief is apparently unhappy with Congress general-secretary Ghulam Nabi Azads’s remark about him being “a man of many principles.”
“People who have one principle make one decision, but those who believe in many principles make different decisions,” Azad had said in reference to Nitish’s support to NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind over UPA’s Meira Kumar.
When asked why he chose to skip the GST rollout event, Kumar said there was no invitation in the first place.
“There was no invitation,so where is the question of attending or skipping?” he said.
Nitish also said that he will not be Opposition’s PM face in 2019.
“I have said earlier also that I am not the PM face of opposition in 2019, neither am I eligible,” Nitish said.