Nitish Kumar seeks 'Sangh-Mukt Bharat'

Wednesday 20th April 2016 06:12 EDT

At a time when many states find itself enveloped with the election fever, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has appealed for a 'Sangh-Mukt' country to “save democracy.” Calling upon to all non-BJP parties, he asked them to come together and make a Sangh free India.

Kumar, who is known to promote the “largest possible unity” among secular parties, spoke at the Advantage Conclave in Patna, saying, “Uniting against BJP and its divisive ideology is the only way to save democracy.” The Janta Dal leader said he was not against any party or individual, but against “divisive” ideology of the Sangh, the ideological parent of BJP. “The three stalwarts of the BJP - Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani, and Murli Manohar Joshi, have been sidelined within the party and power has gone to people who have no faith in secularism and communal harmony,” he said.

He had vouched to forge the “largest possible unity” against BJP by roping in the Left and regional parties, all on one platform, before the 2019 general elections. He also took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying, “Management is more important than event management. Event management could benefit for sometime. But, there is a need to go into the depth of the issue. Sincere work done for the welfare of people itself reaches the masses.”

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