Nitish Compares Narendra Modi to Donald Trump

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Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, speaking at the five-day international conference on 'Development and Growth: Experience and Theories' to mark the 25th anniversary of the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) in Patna on Sunday, stuck to his usual rhetoric to bash Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to praise his own administration while reiterating his demand for special status for Bihar.

Comparing the Prime Minister to the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a man high on demagoguery and low on substance, Kumar, without taking the name of Modi, said that like Trump, some people were selling dreams that were anything but achievable.

"When they are asked tough questions about their plans, they try to switch the subject to irrelevant topics like building a wall (along the US-Mexico border) and other such stuffs. They do not want to talk about economy," Kumar said.

The Chief Minister then took the opportunity to reiterate his demand for special status for Bihar.

"I want to do something for Bihar but not much can be done without special status," he said adding Bihar may be poor but Biharis were not weak intellectually.

Displaying sign of relenting on the issue of special status, Kumar said that it did not matter whether it was a new package or an old package wrapped as new as long as it brought investment in Bihar.

"Special category status would spur investment in Bihar as it would allow tax exemptions and other benefits to the investors," he said.

Kumar, who is very close to Shaibal Gupta, ADRI secretary, praised the organization and its work on promoting Bihari sub-nationalism and conducting studies on Bihar's economic needs.

"ADRI has done a tremendous job in recording development work in Bihar and problems faced by the state. These reports are very useful if the government is serious about development," he said.

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