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Nitish’s ‘hangover’ will come down very soon, warns Jharkhand chief minister

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PATNA: Jharkhand chief minister and senior BJP leader Raghubar Das today launched a massive attack on his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar describing him as a man under the influence of a difference kind of intoxicating substance.

“Nitish par kuchchha aur chiz ka nasha chada hai…Jald utar jayega Nitish ka bukhar (Nitish Kumar is currently under the influence of a different kind intoxicating substance. The hangover will come down very soon),” the chief minister told the media in Ranchi today.

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Das affirmed his role model is Gujarat— the state previously ruled by Narendra Modi and where the total prohibition was imposed much earlier; and not Bihar which only recently followed the BJP-ruled state.

Das was apparently peeved at Kumar criticizing the former for lightly taking his request for stopping liquor sale along the border post alcohol ban in Bihar.

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“I had sought support from the Jharkhand CM in maintaining strict vigil along the border to ensure we implement a total ban on liquor. Do you know what he replied? He said your letter is being forwarded to the excise department for necessary action. This is the reply of a chief minister to a chief minister…Ghabrayen nahin, sabse pahale Jharkhand kuch karenge aur wahan sharabbandi ke khilaf aawaz buland karenge (Don’t worry, I will first visit Jharkhand and launch an intensive campaign against liquor ban),” was how Kumar threatened Das at a Press meet here.

Kumar is also scheduled to address a rally in support of ‘total prohibition’ in Dhanbad on May 10.

The JD-U reacted bitterly to caustic remarks from Jharkhand CM terming it as “improper and undignified”.

“Such comments are improper which highlight the mental bankruptcy of a person assuming high office,” remarked JD-U spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan.

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