Bihar BJP chief warns JD(U) leaders for playing ‘Twitter game’ with PM Modi
BJP Bihar Chief warned the JDU leaders to stop their Twitter game with Prime Minister. Instead of tagging Prime Minister and BJP leaders, JDU take action against controversial playback writer Daya Prakash Sinha for his remarks against emperor Ashoka, said BJP chief Jaiswal.
Patna: Bihar BJP President Sanjay Jaiswal has warned Janata Dal-United party leaders and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to be aware of over 76 lakh BJP workers in the state and they will reply for malicious campaigning of JD(U) against the Prime Minister.
Warning of Bihar BJP chief becomes fresh flashpoint between Bihar’s squabbling partners. Mr. Jaiswal in the Facebook post warned the JDU leaders against playing Twitter-Twitter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Recently JD(U) National President Rajiv Ranjan and Parliamentary Board Chairman Upendra Kushwaha urged the Prime Minister to withdraw the Padma Shri award given noted playwright Daya Prakash Sinha for his comments on Emperor Ashoka.
Jaiswal has filed an FIR against the writer for drawing parallel between Ashok and Mughal ruler Aurangzeb.
Mr. Jaiswal questioned JDU, instead of arresting Mr. Sinha, Nitish Kumar's party leaders were asking for the award to be withdrawn - something that he said had never happened before, he criticized.
"Why do these leaders keep tagging me and the central leadership and question us? We all have to stay within our limits in the alliance. It cannot be one-sided anymore. The first condition of this limit is that you cannot play Twitter Twitter with the country's PM. If you do that and raise questions, then 76 lakh BJP workers in Bihar can give a fitting answer. I am sure you will be careful in the future," Mr Jaiswal warned his Facebook post.
Further Mr. Jaiswal wrote that "we don't want that the Chief Minister's residence once again becomes a hub of killings, kidnapping, and extortion like it was before 2005."
Upendra Kushwaha, responding to the sharp message, said: "We will not back down on our demand and will continue till the award is withdrawn."