Apparently targeting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the recent panic buying of salt in the state, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today claimed that those who offered milk to Lord Ganesha were testing the effectiveness of their rumour mills.
"Those who took the entire nation for a ride by offering milk to Lord Ganesha do such things to test the effectiveness of their rumour mills," Nitish Kumar told reporters here.
"With the help of social media they spread rumours about scarcity of salt which led people into panic buying," he said, adding that the government controlled the situation within two hours after learning about it.
Nitish Kumar also referred to senior BJP leader Sushil Modi "chiding party workers for not calling media persons in adequate number" during his tour to Hajipur to meet injured in the Patna blasts and claimed that the former deputy chief minister was competing with Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Minister Narendra Modi for limelight.
"They have no genuine sympathy for victims of the blasts .... Their only aim is to draw media attention," he claimed.