Two days after the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate launched a no-holds barred attack on Kumar in a Patna rally, he rejected accusations of having "betrayed and backstabbed" socialist stalwarts like Jaiprakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia and accused Modi of concocting stories.
He also refused Modi's claim that he was cosying up to Congress and in fact attacked the BJP for weakening the fight against UPA.
In his 90-minute speech at the JD(U) convention that was laced with sarcasm and derision but made in a calm and measured tone, the Bihar strongman tore into Modi questioning his knowledge of history and "lack of civilised language" for a man who wants to be the Prime Minister.
"When had I deserted JP's ideology? Just because JP comes in BJP, he (Modi) made the allegation by linking the two together as it rhymes.... Lohia brought parties together to fight Congress. BJP is walking its own path alone. Where is the comparison," he said to repeated cheers of party workers.
Dismissing Modi's barb that he was dreaming to become prime minister, Kunar asked when did he dream to become PM but added that such an aspiration was not a bad thing.
"Gujaratis are very fond of ice-creams but this sweetness is not visible in his (Modi) speech. He kept drinking water, wiping sweat and cursing me.... "Why was he sweating so much? The man dreaming to be on the country's highest post should be sober, why this unnecessary excitement and hurry?", Kumar said making fun of Modi's repeated sipping of water and wiping his sweat during the Patna speech.
He alleged that Modi believed in repeating a lie hundred times to make it sound true.
"He (Modi) is behaving like Hitler by propagating fascism," Kumar said, adding the people of the country will never make him the PM.
"Along with trying to create an environment in which an artificial wave is being sought to be created, this man is now resorting to false stories and incorrect facts to target his rivals," he said.
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