BJP's nationalism is about blindly following the ideology of its mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and has nothing to do with the country's interest and its people, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Saturday.
Nitish Kumar's story actually begins from Bakhtiyarpur, this is a place which is 50 Kilometers from Patna. And this is where Nitish was born on March 1, 1951.
Nitish Kumar's father, Ramlakahan Singh, was a renowned figure of the area. And he used to treat patients with ayurvedic medicines.
Not many people know that Nitish Kumar's parents used to call him 'Munna' and it later also became his nickname.
Nitish Kumar's ancestral home is now in dilapidated condition. And in one of his recent interview Nitish Kumar had said that he used to visit this village during his vacation.
In fact Sitaram, the caretaker of Nitish Kumar's ancestral home, recalls that Nitish Kumar used to play with a group of his friends all the time during his young days.
Whenever Nitish Kumar fought with his friends or they fought with each other over some issues, Nitish will sit under a tree with his friends and try to resolve the issue amicably.
Now, isn't that perhaps the first signs of leadership traits in Nitish Kumar.
Nitish Kumar did his matriculation from Ganesh High School of Bakhtiyarpur.
Nitish Kumar's teachers say that in an interview that he was always a very intelligent student.
In fact they said that they always thought Nitish Kumar will become an engineer someday but they never imagined that Nitish will go on to become the Chief Minister of the state.
Nitish Kumar's father was a Gandhian and was very close to Anugrah Narayan Singh, the then Congress heavyweight in Bihar.
In fact Nitish Kumar was interested in politics since his childhood days.
So much so. that when the news of the then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shashtri 's death broke out, Nitish rushed to his teacher to share the news.
There is an interesting story relating to Nitish Kumar's matriculation examination.
In mathematics paper, the invigilator snatched papers from Nitish Kumar's hands the moment time was over.
Due to the strict approach of the invigilator, Nitish Kumar could not score 100 marks in mathematics and he always regretted this fact.
After becoming the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar amended the examination rules under which an examinee was to get 15 minutes extra after stipulated time.