Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar triggered controversy on Tuesday when he urged women to not give food to their husbands if they don’t vote for the National Democratic Alliance from Jhanjharpur.
Addressing women in the audience Nitish Kumar said, “Ask your spouse to exercise his franchise. If he votes for the NDA candidate, feed him well. If he doesn’t, keep him hungry for the day.”
Targeting the Mahagathbandhan, Kumar alleged that the only aim of RJD leader is to loot people of Bihar.
“Mahagathbandhan is attempting to rise to power by dividing society on the basis of caste and community. Their sole aim is to get power and loot the exchequer,” Kumar said.
Jhanjharpur is among the five seats in Bihar to contest in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019.
In Jhanjharpur Lok Sabha constituency Janata Dal-United (JD(U)) has fielded Ram Preet Mandal, while the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has entrusted Gulab Yadav.