Nitish supports Advani on Emergency concerns
18/06/2015 14:56

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday supported the senior BJP leader and former Minister of Home Affairs L K Advani on his concerns over Emergency-like situation could emerge again ahead of the 40th anniversary of the imposition of the Emergency on June 25, as per the PTI report.

Speaking on the matter, Nitish said, “Advani is among the senior-most leaders of BJP and his concerns should be considered seriously. As far as Emergency- like situation is concerned, we are facing it here on a daily basis.”

The Bihar Chief Minister was talking to media persons on the sidelines of an agriculture and food processing conclave in the state capital. Though he did not elaborate much on how the state was facing such a situation, he took the opportunity to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.

Earlier, L K Advani in an interview published in a leading English daily said that, “Forces that can crush democracy are stronger...I don't have the confidence it (Emergency) cannot happen again.”

“Just see what kind of promises were made during the Lok Sabha polls and what has happened to them after they (BJP) came to power. They used to boast that they have completed one year and there have been no scams during the period, but see how many scams have started surfacing now,” Nitish added.

Referring to the controversy involving External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who purportedly helped former IPL boss Lalit Modi, Nitish called it a case of favoritism instead of humanitarianism and targeted the Prime Minister over it.

Nitish further said, “His (Narendra Modi's) silence on the matter shows his approval and acceptance. It (Swaraj-Lalit Modi) is a clear cut case of favouritism, but the Centre is trying to wash its hands off the issue by saying it was done on humanitarian grounds. They used to boast so much about governance and now things are coming out.”