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New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Rs.1.25 lakh crore special package for the state is its right and not a favour.
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“While I will wait to hear details of the so called package announced by Modi, I emphasize, special assistance is our right and not a favour,” Nitish Kumar said in a tweet.

“Calling my efforts for getting special status to Bihar a solicitation, I just want to say if I have to go to someone’s door as a beggar for Bihar and people of Bihar, I have no hesitation,” he said.

He was referring to Modi’s remark at an event in Ara town in Bihar. Modi questioned Nitish Kumar’s anger when he had called Bihar “bimaru” (sick).

“They say Bihar is not ‘bimaru’, and then they make demands…,” Modi said.

(IANS)

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Mamata Accused Parties for Spreading Hatred, Called ‘Shameless Politics’

Banerjee's comments have come two days after she had accused the Narendra Modi government of "politicising" the Pulwama terror attack.

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Mamta Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal. Wikimedia

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Wednesday accused certain political parties and people holding constitutional positions in the country of rumour-mongering and spreading hatred in the society, and termed it “shameless politics”.

“One section of political parties/groups along with people holding constitutional positions are indulging in rumour-mongering, spreading hatred with dangerous statements. Even journalists are not spared. This is shameless politics. What levels of polluted politics have we descended to?” she wrote on Twitter without naming any particular political outfit.

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Mamata Banerjee accused Modi government of “politicising” the Pulwama terror attack. Flickr

Banerjee’s comments have come two days after she had accused the Narendra Modi government of “politicising” the Pulwama terror attack and demanded its ouster for “failure” to take precautionary measures despite an intelligence alert of a possible attack.

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The Trinamool Congress supremo and her senior party leaders, including Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, have also claimed the Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were “using the Pulwama incident” to incite communal violence in the state. (IANS)