Seven years ago, he had returned a cheque for the identical quantity issued for the identical trigger by the the identical government. However on Thursday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar now not easiest accepted a cheque for ₹5 crore from the Gujarat government for flood victims, however also praised the Express’s social initiative.
Opposition RJD used to be mercurial to do away with a dig at Mr. Kumar’s “helplessness,” while the ruling NDA leaders acknowledged “worthy water has flown within the Ganga since 2010.”
The cheque used to be handed over by Gujarat’s Earnings, Education and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama. Senior Express BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi used to be order on the occasion.
The Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand governments too accept as true with donated ₹5 crore every to the Bihar Chief Minister’s reduction fund.
Succor in 2010, Gujarat government’s donation for flood victims used to be rejected by the Chief Minister, who also cancelled a dinner organised at his legit put apart of living 1, Anne Marg, for high BJP leaders who had arrived in Patna for a national government committee meeting. The provocation used to be an commercial within the native newspapers that had an image of the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi alongside with his hand aloft. “That is now not the design to present donation…we invent now not advertise donations given for a social trigger,” Mr. Kumar acknowledged while refusing the cheque.
“It used to be a varied time… Nitish Kumar, politically, used to be now not ready to be considered with Narendra Modi in Bihar,” acknowledged a ruling celebration JD(U) leader. “However now it’s an altogether varied atmosphere, varied equations.”
Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi acknowledged worthy water had flown within the Ganga since then. “There is now not always any point digging up the past.” He acknowledged quite a bit of alternative BJP-ruled States like Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand too had donated then. “I’d seek files from of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his son Tejaswi Yadav to inquire of his celebration legislators to present donations for the flood victims.”
The RJD’s national vice-president and spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari acknowledged the Narendra Modi government used to be systematically extracting revenge for the humiliation it faced in 2010. “Mr. Modi is now not a one that with out issues forgets and forgives.”
He pointed out that the JD(U) used to be now not integrated all over essentially the most traditional reshuffle of the Union Cabinet.