PATNA: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) today launched a frontal attack on Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, terming him as “vote katva” (vote-splitter).
The attack came from BJP national president Amit Shah who addressed a rally in the temple town of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh where assembly elections are scheduled early next year.
“Even Nitish himself knows his party can’t win a single seat in UP yet people like him is campaigning in UP. They are nothing but ‘vote katwa’ clandestinely helping the ruling Samajwadi Party stay in power by splitting votes,” Shah told a rally in Varanasi today.
He appealed to the people to be cautious while exercising franchise in the elections.
“I appeal to the people of UP to be cautious while voting as such people only want to divide votes,” Kumar told the crowd.
Shah’s attacks come in response to Kumar’s frequent public meetings in UP wherein he has been urging the masses to vote for the JD-U in the coming elections.
In his rallies, Kumar has focused his speeches around “liquor ban” and its benefits.