Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad today questioned the "secular credentials" of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar following the latter's exchange of pleasantries with his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi at the NCTC conference.
"Kumar's secular credentials has come under scrutiny once again after he shook hands with Modi and exchanged pleasantries with him in full media glare at yesterday's conference of the Chief Ministers on the NCTC in New Delhi, he told reporters here.
"The Chief Minister stands thoroughly exposed as far as his secular image is concerned as he has always sought to maintain distance with Modi in Bihar, but did not mind interaction with him at places outside the state," Prasad said.
Kumar's deliberations with Modi has proved it beyond doubt that his "facade" of being secularist was aimed at keeping the minorities in good humour in order to get their votes for staying in power, the RJD supremo alleged.
All the protests by Kumar about publication of his photograph with Modi during 2010 BJP national executive was aimed at befooling the minorities with an eye on their votes in the assembly polls, Prasad alleged.
On the NCTC issue, the RJD supremo urged the Centre to evolve a consensus before setting up the anti-terror body in the country.