Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at a press conference in Patna on Friday, continued to rail against his own party leader and national vice president Pavan Varma who earlier spoke against him on the issue of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Registration of Citizens (NRC) that has ruffled the feathers of the Chief Minister and other Janata Dal-U leaders.

When asked about if he was planning to reprimand Varma for his contradicting tone on the issue of CAA and NRC, instead of answering the question, Kumar slammed his national vice president saying it was improper for him to fire a letter to him and then go straight to the media to criticize him.

"What is he trying to accomplish by sending a letter to me or making a post on Twitter and then running to the media? Is this any way to express one's disagreement? These letters and twitters don't mean a thing and I don't pay any attention to them," the Chief Minister said at the sideline of an event organized to mark the birth anniversary of former Bihar Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur.

Chastising both Varma and his what appears to be soon-to-be former political advisor Prashant Kishor, Kumar said that he remained steadfast on his support of CAA and NRC and those who were unhappy with his decision were free to leave the JD-U and join some other party of their choice.

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