The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate who was addressing a public meeting in Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh recalled the Raman Singh govt's response soon after the Maoist attack on Congress leaders

BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minster Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for refusing to order a probe to ascertain if negligence had led to blasts in his party’s rally in Patna.

Mr. Modi, who was addressing a public meeting in this Chhattisgarh town, also referred to the Maoist attack in which several top Congress leaders of the state were killed and said that Chief Minister Raman Singh, who was on a yatra, had cancelled his journey and ordered not only a judicial probe but also visited the families of the deceased.

He said that this was in sharp contrast to what the Nitish Kumar-led government did after the serial blasts in the BJP rally that killed several people.

“Such a big incident had taken place in Patna....and the people in the government there were having sumptuous meals, there was no sign of pain on their faces”, Mr. Modi said.

Without naming Mr. Kumar, Mr. Modi alleged that the behaviour exhibited was such that it befitted a person who could back stab for political gains.

He also claimed that while Congress vice--resident Rahul Gandhi had been claiming that his government had brought the food security legislation, the BJP government in Chattisgarh had already implemented such a scheme in the state.