Chief Minister Nitish Kumar disclosed the idea at a constituency level meeting of party workers in Phulwari Sharif yesterday.
Mr. Kumar lives in the 7 Circular Road bungalow, a stone’s throw away from Mr. Prasad’s residence.
On Tuesday, Mr Kumar he tweeted a couplet by famous mystic poet Kabir; the Chief Minister appeared to compare himself to chandan (sandalwood tree) which can not be corrupted by venom even if snakes wrapped themselves its trunk.
RJD president Lalu Prasad had said his party will counter the 160 “Parivartan raths” with 1000 “tumtums”.
The two leaders are learnt to have held discussions on their joint campaign and other strategies of the “grand alliance”.
“Earlier BJP used to say there was no chance of we coming together and now since this has happened they are trying to instigate trouble by making baseless allegations”, the RJD chief said.
Patting himself in the back, the Chief Minister said that he fulfilled his pledge of development with social justice and the people of Bihar would reward him in the upcoming Assembly elections.
Playing down the controversial tweet, Mr Kumar said, “Chaliye ho gaya (let’s move ahead, it’s over now)”. But call it lack of coordination between Lalu and Nitish or lack of bonhomie between their parties at the ground level, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has decided to release the 10th report card of his government on the same day. However, Kumar later clarified that he was referring to BJP as the snake, which despite remaining with him for over seven years in Bihar in the NDA ministry could not succeed in diverting him from his sole agenda of development in the state.
Opposition BJP latched on the issue and alleged it reflected their joining hands was without “meeting of soul” but merely to halt the saffron party.