Hitler, Goebbels, Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar - who’s who?

August 1st, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels may be pardoned for suffering an identity crisis in his grave. Bihar’s chief minister Nitish Kumar called his political bete noire Lalu Prasad Goebbels the other day. Now Lalu Prasad - railway minister in the central government - has called Nitish Kumar Goebbels, and Hitler to boot. It all began Wednesday when Nitish Kumar compared Lalu to Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

“Lalu has outsmarted even Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels in telling lies,” Nitish Kumar said, referring to Lalu Prasad’s allegation that the state government was making it difficult for the railway ministry to acquire land to set up a rail wheel factory at Bela in Chapra, his parliamentary constituency.

“Lalu is the biggest liar I have ever known,” the chief minister added.

On Thursday, Lalu Prasad returned the compliment in good measure, comparing Nitish Kumar to both Hitler and Goebbels.

“Nitish Kumar has the qualities of both Hitler and Goebbels,” the railway minister said.

Lalu Prasad claimed that Nitish Kumar’s own party men call him Hitler for his dictatorial attitude.

While Lalu Prasad blames the chief minister for delaying the implementation of railway projects in the state, Nitish Kumar says the railway minister does not want to develop railways in Bihar.

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