New Delhi: An exchange of words and jibes commenced between politicians in Bihar when Prime Minister Modi tweeted a picture of himself enjoying "litti chokha", a Bihari delicacy.
Retweeting the PM's post, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav thanked Modi for liking the famous Bihari dish and also used the opportunity to ask him a few questions pertaining to state issues such as special status, flood-relief funds, and so on.
Tej Pratap Yadav, Tejashwi's brother and son of former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, was filmed by a news channel preparing and having "sattu", another Bihar staple. He tweeted, "You can eat litti chokha but Bihar will never forget your betrayal."
Responding to both their remarks, BJP Deputy CM Sushil Modi sarcastically remarked that the PM's twitter post had resulted in "stomach ache" for a lot of people.
He further tweeted, "It was a happy coincidence that the day the Bihar government was communicating with the farmers in Patna, it was discussing ways to double the income of the farmers and was making some decisions to fulfill the dream of bringing Bihari cuisine to every Indian plate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi that day was relishing litti chokha. PM has not just raised respect for this dish but also for farmers and labourers,"
Meanwhile, the Bihar state Assembly elections are scheduled to take place later this year.
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