"How Beautiful The Picture Would Have Been If...": BJP's Giriraj Singh Takes A Jibe At Allies Nitish Kumar And Ram Vilas Paswan Over Iftar Party, Accuses Them Of Appeasement Photo-op

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

Amid the speculations over a rift between the BJP and Nitish Kumar's JD(U), the Bihar Chief Minister, along with BJP leader and Deputy CM Sushil Modi attended an Iftar party hosted by NDA ally LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday. However, Union Minister Giriraj Singh appeared to have been discontent with the leaders of the BJP allies over the event. 

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Giriraj Singh posted pictures from the Iftar party hosted by newly-appointed Union Minister of  Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan. Later, taking a jibe at the celebration saying that the picture would have been beautiful if a Navratri meal would have been organised with the same eagerness. 

"How beautiful the pictures would have come if the same eagerness and joy would have been there during a Navratri meal. Why do we hold back on our own faith and get into pretence?," reads the tweet posted by Giriraj Singh.

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The pictures with all-smiling faces feature Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi and allies Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag Paswan, along with Hindustan Awam Morcha (Secular) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi which was a part of the opposition 'Gathabandhan' coalition in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. 

This development has come following the BJP and JDU leaders skipped the iftar party hosted by each other on Sunday at the Haj Bhavan. However, sources said that no BJP leader was present on the occasion, while RJD ally and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi participated at the occasion. 

Furthermore, BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi also organised an ''iftar'' party in which no JDU leader was present.

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