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BJP minister dares Nitish to sack him for backing Modi

June 20, 2012 13:25 IST

A Bharatiya Janata Party minister in Bihar on Wednesday reiterated that he will continue to support Narendra Modi, who, according to him, 'is 200 per cent more secular than any other leader.'

BJP leader and Bihar Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh also dared Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to sack him from his cabinet for supporting Modi.

"I will continue to support Narendra Modi, who is 200 percent secular than any other leader," Singh said.

Singh also supported Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat's stand on Modi.

Singh, a known supporter of the Hinduvta line, said that if he has done anything wrong by describing Modi as a secular leader, chief minister Nitish Kumar should sack him from his cabinet.

"I am ready to be sacked from the cabinet for supporting Narendra Modi," Singh told in Patna.

Singh said that it is an insult to the people of Gujarat by calling Narendra Modi a communal leader. "People of Gujarat have twice elected him the chief minister," he noted.

A day after Nitish Kumar reportedly targeted Modi, saying that the NDA should announce a 'secular' prime ministerial candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Singh said that he will remain firm on stand of supporting Modi.

Singh on Tuesday also dubbed Nitish Kumar as 'pseudo secular'.

"These are pseudo secular leaders wearing the hat of secularism to suit their convenience. They become secular when they don't need support of the BJP, but conveniently forget their secular credentials when the party's help is needed," Singh had said.

Singh is the same minister who recently described slain Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh Mukhiya a Gandhian.

M I Khan in Patna