Sushil Kumar Modi Extends Olive Branch to JD(U) VP Prasant Kishore

Sushil Kumar Modi Extends Olive Branch to JD(U) VP Prasant Kishore.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said on Wednesday hoping that in the New Year, “bitterness, ill-will and mistrust” caused by his recent exchanges with Prashant Kishor will fade away ahead of the Assembly elections in the state.

The senior BJP leader, who was receiving guests at his residence on the occasion of New Year, also hoped that the people of the state will vote for the NDA in Assembly polls with the same enthusiasm as was evident in the Lok Sabha polls wherein the coalition won 39 out of 40 seats.

“May the New Year bring peace and prosperity to the people of Bihar who give their blessings to NDA just like they had done in the parliamentary elections last year”, Modi said when asked by journalists what message he would like to give on the day.

Flanked by a large number of cabinet and party colleagues, supporters and officials, Modi who returned from a day-long vacation at Chennai where one of his son lives

celebrated the New Year by cutting a sumptuous cake with an icing that read “2020”. Polls are due in Bihar in later this year.

When asked about the bitterness in the wake of his veiled attack on Kishor and the latter’s strongly worded riposte to the same, Modi said, ‘jo baat beet gayee so beet gayee’ (let bygones be bygones)’.

He also hoped that ‘katuta’ (bitterness), ‘dwesh’ (ill-will) and ‘avishwas’ (mistrust)” in the NDA camp would fade away.

Notably, political temperature in the state had soared in the last few days after Kishor, during interviews, contended that the JD(U) must contest on more number of seats in assembly polls than the BJP.

On Monday, Modi launched a veiled attack on Kishor without mentioning him by name making snide remarks on Twitter about his businesses as a professional electoral strategist and accusing him of violating coalition dharma and benefiting the opposition.

Kishor hit back on Tuesday as he wrote on Twitter, mentioning the Deputy CM by name, that he was bemused to hear about coalition dharma from the BJP leader who owed his position to “circumstances” alluding to the saffron party having lost the assembly elections of 2015 but achieving power two years later on account of a volte face by Nitish Kumar.

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