Nitish Kumar slammed Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, for his comments on “throwing out infiltrators”, and added that “everyone belongs to this country”.
On Wednesday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar slammed Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, for his comments on “throwing out infiltrators”, and added that “everyone belongs to this country”.
“Who does all this malicious campaigning? Who says all this faltu baat (nonsense)? Who will throw out people? No one dares do that. Everyone belongs to this country, everyone is Indian,” the JD(U) leader said in a public rally.
Though Mr Kumar did not directly name the UP CM, his comments were seen as a rejoinder to his Uttar Pradesh counterpart, who had talked about the new law that enables Indian citizenship for non-Muslim minorities from neighbouring Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan if they fled religious persecution and entered India before 2015.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the voting percentage in the second phase of polling on 94 seats in the Bihar assembly elections increased to 55.70 from 54.64 after updation of the figures by the Election Commission, NDTV reported.
BJP was contesting on 45 seats, JD(U) 43 and Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) six seats in the second phase. While RJD was contesting 56 seats, Congress had fielded 24 candidates. LJP had fielded 52 candidates, RLSP 36, BSP 33 and NCP 29 candidates. The CPI and CPM, which joined the Grand Alliance recently, were fighting four seats each.