Tussle between BJP-JDU: Amidst the ongoing political turmoil in Bihar, the state’s Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad has sought time to meet Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday. The Deputy Chief Minister has sought time to meet the Chief Minister amidst the round of reactions that started due to the political events of the last few days. The political situation in the state is likely to be discussed during the meeting. Here, the Congress has also called a meeting of its MLAs in Patna.
Tussle between BJP-JDU
Significantly, these days there is a lot of tussle between BJP and JDU. But both the parties are not accepting this. JD(U) has claimed all is well with its ally Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, dismissing speculations of rift with it, but has also made it clear that it will not join the Union Council of Ministers again.
JDU National President Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan addressed a press conference in Patna on Sunday. Rejecting questions about Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s absence at the NITI Aayog meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said, “You should ask the Chief Minister about it.”
Deputy CM sought time from CM Nitish
No official explanation has come yet regarding Nitish’s absence in the NITI Aayog meeting, but according to sources close to the Chief Minister, Nitish refused to attend the said meeting, citing his physical weakness after infection with the corona virus expressed. However, due to this, the speculations have gone out.
There are also rumors that the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has ordered its MLAs to stay in Patna for the next few days, fueling speculation that another important political development is about to take place in the state.
Claiming that all is well with the BJP, Lalan cited JDU’s support in the presidential and vice-presidential elections. He said, “Our former state president and Rajya Sabha MP Vashishtha Narayan Singh cast his vote by reaching the polling station in a wheelchair.” There can be no performance.