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Nitish Kumar Meeting With MLA’s To Decide The Way Forward

JDU's Nitish Kumar meeting with MLA today
JDU’s Nitish Kumar has made his growing anger with the BJP over a multitude of issues clear and MLAs are meeting at 11 am today.


Mumbai: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is due to¬†hold a meeting with his¬†party’s MPs today at 11 am, as speculation over¬†his¬†split from¬†the BJP¬†reaches¬†fever pitch. The Congress and¬†the RJD have indicated that they are ready for Grand Alliance 2.0 if he¬†abandons¬†the BJP.

Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United¬†meeting is officially, it is meant to take a ¬†call for the party’s alliance. Mr.¬†Kumar¬†clarified¬†his growing anger¬†at¬†the BJP¬†on¬†a¬†wide range¬†of¬†issues.¬†MLAs and¬†RJD¬†leaders also¬†meet¬†at the same time at Lalu Yadav’s Patna residence.¬†Cell¬†phones¬†from¬†all MLAs are kept outside the¬†conference¬†room.¬†MPs from left-wing¬†parties also arrived at¬†the residence of¬†RJD¬†Patriarch¬†Lalu Prasad¬†Yadav.

Rashtriya Janata Dal or RJD of Lalu Yadav now led by Tejashwi Yadav and Congress have also scheduled meetings for today. Both sides have indicated they are ready for an alliance if Mr. Kumar abandons the BJP. Smaller Hindustan parties Awam Morcha and CPIML also offered unconditional support to Nitish Kumar.

The BJP, which¬†approached¬†Kumar twice on Monday, said it¬†would await¬†his decision. Sources said the party’s chief¬†strategist,¬†Amit¬†Shah, contacted¬†Mr Kumar and¬†spoke to him on the phone. The party’s top state unity¬†leaders met Mr Kumar¬†on Monday.

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