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Lalu questions Nitish Kumar's secular credentials

July 12, 2012 17:39 IST

Questioning the secular credentials of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Rashitriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad on Thursday said Janata Dal-United is in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is being dictated by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.

"Can he (Kumar) name one secular leader in the BJP? Nitish Kumar is having an alliance with BJP which is in the lap of RSS," Lalu told reporters in Ranchi.

Recalling Kumar 'shaking hands' with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Ludhiana, Prasad said the picture ripped off the JD-U president's 'secular mask'.

Prasad's remarks comes in the backdrop of Kumar's statement that National Democratic Alliance's prime ministerial candidate should have a secular face.

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