Bihar Political Tremor: CM Nitish Kumar revolts, alliance with BJP at dead end?

DN Bureau

All is not well between the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) and the BJP. Amid speculation of a split in the NDA government in Bihar, Nitish Kumar has called a meeting of all party MPs and MLAs on Tuesday. Read more on Dynamite News:

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (File Photo)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (File Photo)

Patna: The JD(U)-BJP alliance in Bihar is on the verge of falling apart? As most JD(U) MLAs are averse to mid-term elections, the party is eyeing tie-ups with the RJD, Congress and the Left Front to retain its hold on power in the state, sources added.

Significantly, Nitish Kumar has been giving the cold shoulder to the BJP for sometime now. The Niti Aayog meet was the fourth meeting since July 17 called by the Union government that the JD(U) chief has skipped. 

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Nitish Kumar was called on to attend the Niti Aayog meeting on August 7 but he kept away. Though there is no official word on the reason behind his absence, sources close to the Chief Minister said he excused himself as he is still recovering from Covid.

JD(U) national President Rajiv Ranjan Singh (aka Lalan Singh) hinted that the BJP was trying to engineer a split in his party, similar to what happened in the Lok Janshakti Party, which parted into two factions led by Chirag Paswan and his uncle Union Minister Pashupati Paras.

In the midst of the political turmoil in Bihar, sources said Nitish Kumar has called a meeting of all party MPs and MLAs in Patna on Tuesday, 9 August. (with Agency inputs)

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