Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday expressed amazement at Uddhav Thackeray's remarks that Shiv Sena will not support Kumar as NDA's prime ministerial candidate for protesting the arrest of an accused by Mumbai police from Bihar and asked who has sought Sena's support and for what.
"Ek adbhut bayan ek neta ka aya hai (an amazing statement has come from a leader)," he said, referring to Thackeray's rant against him for expressing disapproval of the manner of arrest of an accused from Bihar by the Mumbai police without informing the local police last week.
"Bina soche samjhe bolne ki parampara ban gayi hai (a trend has been set up for speaking without applying mind)....kabhi kabhi hansi aati hai (one at times wants to laugh at such things)," he said.
"Kaun samarthan mang raha hai (who is asking for support)," Kumar asked Uddhav, Sena's Executive President, referring to his comments.
"I am not in the fray for NDA's Prime Ministerial candidate," the Chief Minister said and slammed the Shiv Sena leader for saying that his party will not support Kumar for supporting a "traitor".