Nitish ‘professes’ to be secular: PM

May 11th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Narendra Modi Ludhiana, May 11 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar “professes” be a secular leader but there are doubts about that after he shared a dais with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday.
“There is no doubt Nitish Kumar professes to be a secular leader,” the prime minister said, a day after Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Modi clasped hands in a show of camaraderie at an election rally here.

However, “a doubt arose” after he saw the two leaders share a platform, he told journalists at a press conference here.

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