Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday responded to chief minister Nitish Kumar’s comments describing drinkers as ‘mahapaapi (sinners) who are not Indians’. Taking to Twitter, Yadav asked Nitish if he was also referring to Indian soldiers who drink.”Going by Nitish Kumar’s logic, Indian soldiers who drink are also not Hindustani. Criminals who spill rivers of blood and the corrupt are not ‘mahapaapi’ or ‘maha-ayogya’ (sinners and worthless) but drinkers are?” Tejashwi Yadav tweeted in Hindi.On Wednesday Nitish Kumar, while speaking in the Bihar Legislative Council, said that those who drink are ‘mahapaapi (sinners)’ and ‘not Hindustani’. The Janata Dal boss was speaking while taking part in a debate on the proposed amendments to the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016.
‘Soldiers who drink are also not Hindustani?’ Tejashwi Yadav asks Nitish Kumar