RJD, LJP ‘insulted’ Congress: MoilyMay 8th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 8 (ANI): Congress spokesman Veerappa Moily took his party’s spat with the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Lok Janshakti Party to another level on Friday when he accused coalition partners of “insulting” the Congress over seat-sharing in Bihar.
“We should be more angry. We never wronged them. It’s only Paswan and Laluji for reasons best known to them, they left us only two seats,” Moily said.
Lalu and Paswan, key members of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance, seem annoyed over AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi’s praise of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
“What is the reality? Nitish Kumar is with the BJP. And if anybody wants to talk with Nitish, then first he has to leave the BJP. I don’t think that he will leave BJP.”
Congress has now started retaliating in the game of accusations and counter accusations.
“They left us only two out of 40 seats in Bihar. A national party like the Congress party can’t gulp this kind of insult,” said Moily, while adding, “had there been harmonious discussions before the elections, the situation would not have come to this.”
Moily, whose party tried hard to woo Nitish Kumar, rebuffed Bihar chief minister’s unwelcoming remarks on Rahul Gandhi’s praise.
“Nitish thinks too much of himself. He will regret staying with BJP. We are not reaching out to him.” He said
Lalu Prasad and Paswan, meanwhile, decided to skip Friday’s cabinet meeting.
In Kolkata, Paswan said he was skipping the cabinet meeting as he had a previously scheduled election meeting in the West Bengal capital. “Moreover, there was no agenda of my ministry,” he added. (ANI)
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