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Nitish tells Modi, keep your `achche din' and return people their `purane din'
As Bihar sees a tough political battle in assembly elections, war of words continues between leaders of the grand alliance and the BJP led NDA. On Tuesday Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar hitting back at PM Modi told him to keep his `achche din' and return people their `purane din'.

The backlash of Nitish came after the BJP had blamed him for the rising prices of pulses in the state. Nitish questioned the BJP as to why prices of pulses in states ruled by it were also the same.

While addressing an election rally at Nalanda, his home district on Tuesday, Nitish Kumar said, "I feel like laughing at Union ministers blaming me for skyrocketing prices of pulses. If it was so, the price of pulses should have been Rs 200 per kg only in Bihar. Why is it selling at Rs 200 per kg in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh?"

"In a press conference earlier, Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh and Ramvilas Paswan had blamed Kumar for the rising prices of pulses. The duo also claimed at the press conference that the rise in prices of pulses had taken place due to decline in production in recent years in Bihar.

They further said that Kumar had not utilized the "price stabilisation fund" which states like Telengana, Delhi, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh were using and selling pulses at Rs 120 to Rs 130 per kg through retail outlets.

The rising price of pulses has become a key issue in the current Bihar elections. Nitish said that pulses which were called "poor man's meat" had vanished from the plates of the common man.

Nitish Kumar is being seen as the face of the grand alliance, he also brought up the issue of `Bihar' and `Bahri' (outsider) while taking a jibe at PM Modi by dubbing him as an outsider. He told the people of Bihar to choose a Bihari instead of an outsider.

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