Nitish Kumar takes dig at Lalu Prasad Yadav's 'brave personality' after security downgrade; Tejashwi hits back

Patna: Taking a dig at RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav over his outburst following downgrading of his security cover, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Tuesday it is the characteristic of a "brave personality" to impress people with the help of hundreds of security personnel.

"Despite the Z-plus security and Special Security Group cover provided by the state government, having hundreds of securitymen from the NSG and CRPF to impress people is the characteristic of a brave personality," Kumar said in a sarcastic tweet in Hindi.

 Nitish Kumar takes dig at Lalu Prasad Yadavs brave personality after security downgrade; Tejashwi hits back

Lalu Prasad (left) and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. News18

The chief minister's comment came a day after Lalu Prasad accused the Modi government of hatching a "conspiracy" to frighten him so that he gives up his "relentless fight for preserving communal harmony and social justice".

His two sons were more livid.

The RJD boss' elder son Tej Pratap Yadav, a sitting MLA and former minister, went to the extent of threatening to "skin" the prime minister if something unfortunate were to happen to his father following the security downgrade.

Reacting to Nitish's tweet, Lalu's younger son and leader of the opposition in the state Assembly Tejashwi Yadav said on Tuesday that even people of little consequence who were close to the ruling establishment were provided security by the government.

"Lalu ji had not obtained the security for himself. It is the prerogative of the Centre and the state to decide whom to provide with what type of security cover. Does a person not have even the right to question such a sudden change in decision?" he told reporters.

"If I am asked whether Lalu ji faces any threat to his life, the answer would definitely be, yes. Therefore, Lalu ji was right in saying that if something unfortunate happens to him the Nitish Kumar government in the state and the Modi government at the Centre shall be jointly responsible," he said.

Updated Date: Nov 28, 2017 20:21:05 IST