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Nitish Kumar attacks Narendra Modi, says the Gujarat Chief Minister blows his own trumpet

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Jun 19, 2013 at 04:47pm IST

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) launched a scathing attack on the BJP and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during his speech on the confidence motion in Bihar Assembly on Wednesday.

During his speech Nitish said that Bihar and the country cannot be ruled by those who practised divisive politics while taking a dig at his erstwhile alliance partner the BJP and its leader Narendra Modi. Nitish said there will be no compromise on secularism. "In times of trouble, all states help each other. But no one blows their trumpet about it. Many states helped during Kosi floods but only Gujarat government came out with huge advertisements highlighting it. Who are they to talk about morals when they behave like this," said Nitish.

"BJP says that Modi is a storm but a storm never helps anyone," Nitish said while taking on Modi.

Meanwhile, the BJP MLAs walked out of the Bihar Assembly after accusing the Chief Minister of betraying the mandate of NDA. "We know you have mustered majority in the House to ensure passage of trust vote.. Therefore we are walking out," BJP legislature party leader Nandkishore Yadav announced in the House.

On Yadav's announcement, BJP MLAs promptly walked out of the legislative assembly while the debate on the trust vote moved by the Nitish's government was going on.

After the JD(U) parted ways with ally BJP, Nitish sought a trust vote at a special session of Bihar Assembly to prove his majority which he mustered without any hitch.

Nitish easily won the vote of confidence after the BJP walked out of the Assembly. He got the support of 126 MLAs, including those of Congress, CPI and four Independents while 24, including 22 of RJD and 2 Independents, voted against the government amidst a walk out by the BJP and LJP members.

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