Nitish Kumar To Meet Governor: Amid speculations of a seismic political development in the state (BJP-JD-U), all eyes are on Bihar as members of both houses of Parliament and the state legislature belonging to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) are in power. U split to be specific).
Nitish Kumar To Meet Governor Today for resignations of 16 BJP MLAs
The meeting was supposed to start at 11 am, India.com will inform you about the update once the result is known. Though the JD(U) backed NDA candidates in the presidential and vice-presidential elections, the political deadlock along with Nitish Kumar’s absence at several related events and his decision not to attend Sunday’s NITI Aayog meeting. His silence in between has maintained a political impasse.
Tenterhook watchers. Allies since the 1990s, the JD(U) and the BJP, have disputed issues such as Agneepath, caste census, population law and loudspeakers ban in recent times. Stay tuned to Indi.com for all the recent updates on the BJP-JD(U) crisis in Bihar.
It is all over, as the chief minister has fixed a time to see the governor, senior leaders of the BJP and Nitish Kumar’s party told NDTV this morning.
End of BJP-JD(U) Alliance?
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is holding a meeting with his MLAs to decide whether the alliance should continue. A senior leader of his party said before the meeting, “Expect explosive news.”
“Hoping this alliance to survive is like giving up hope for the family of a very sick patient,” a senior BJP source said on the condition of anonymity.
As Union minister Amit Shah has been working tirelessly to split the Janata Dal (United), tensions have broken out between the two parties over Nitish Kumar’s concerns.
For this, Nitish Kumar blamed former leader of his own party RCP Singh for serving as Amit Shah’s proxy. RCP Singh quit JD(U) over the weekend as his party accused him of deep corruption.
In 2017, RCP Singh joined the Union Cabinet as a representative of Nitish Kumar’s party. The Chief Minister of Bihar was upset with the offer of only one cabinet post. Yesterday, his close aide said that RCP Singh had decided to join the Center on his own volition and informed Nitish Kumar that Amit Shah had said he was single-handedly acceptable as JDU’s representative in the cabinet, “Will Amit Shah decide our party’s affairs?” Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh said, who is the president of JDU.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal or RJD, which is the largest party in Bihar and is meeting today to discuss the Bihar crisis, said Nitish Kumar will get our support if he walks out of the BJP. Tejashwi Yadav is leading the party.
Till 2017, he was a minister along with his brother in Nitish Kumar’s government, which had three constituents: JDU, Lalu Yadav’s party and Congress. Nitish Kumar broke the decades-old relationship with the BJP and formed an alliance with them.
But he accused Tejashwi Yadav and him of corruption and used that controversy to end his alliance with ‘secular’ parties and returned to BJP.
The Congress has also started several meetings in Bihar to decide its stand on possible support to Nitish Kumar.
Nitish Kumar is reportedly convinced that Amit Shah wants to replicate the Maharashtra model in Bihar. Uddhav Thackeray was forced to step down as chief minister after a senior leader of his party, Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde, in partnership with the BJP, instigated a massive rebellion. Eknath Shinde was awarded the post of Chief Minister of Maharashtra by BJP.