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Nitish Kumar rubbishes speculations about growing closeness with BJP


PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today brushed aside political speculations about his growing closeness with the BJP.

“This is a non-issue. In fact, you should have asked this question from the organizers who requested me to fill colours in the Lotus sketch,” Kumar told the media today.

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The CM kicked up controversy on Saturday when he on the sidelines of inauguration the Patna Book Fair rushed to a stall and filled in colours in the lotus sketch drawn by a renowned Madhubani painting artist.

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The issue soon heated Bihar politics and triggered a hot debate as to if the chief minister was trying to mend fences with its old partner, the BJP, again.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad, however, rubbished any such speculation saying Kumar’s painting as such is a warning signal for the BJP since instead of painting lotus with the natural colour, he painted it with red which is a sign of danger.

“Nitish Kumar has registered his protest towards the BJP by changing colour of lotus. Instead of using the natural colour to paint lotus drawing, he chose red which is a symbol of danger,” said the RJD president.

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