While JD(U)’s concern is to ensure its status as equal partner of the BJP within the NDA in the state, NDA’s other allies have keeping its card close to its chest on seat-sharing
The NDA is now expected to constitute a committee accommodating all its partners in Bihar — BJP, JD(U), Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) — to give final shape to the seat-sharing arrangement.
Amit Shah is scheduled to meet Nitish Kumar over breakfast and dinner during his day-long trip to Patna during which he will review his party’s preparations for the polls.
The seat-sharing arrangement within the NDA in Bihar could be discussed during a possible meeting between BJP chief Amit Shah and Nitish Kumar in Patna on July 12.
As talks of Nitish realigning with the Grand Alliance spread, leader of the opposition in the state assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav was quick to quell this speculation.
A few days before vacating the bungalow, Mayawati had named it ‘Shri Kanshi Ramji Yadgar Vishram Sthal’ or a memorial to BSP founder and Dalit leader Kanshi Ram, turning it into a political hot potato in the run-up to the next general elections.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has reiterated that the three extremely backward castes of Bihar, Mallah, Nishas and Nonia be included in the Schedule Tribe category.
BSP sources told ET that former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati was in direct touch with top SP, Congress and RLD leaders to give final shape to the united opposition front.
Communal flare-ups during this year's Ram Navami have dented Nitish Kumar's image as ‘sushasan babu’ or good administrator.
BJP has requested its allies to invite the presidents of their district units at the event, said one of the persons, who did not wish to be identified.
- No blogs yet have been written by the author, we’re sure the author will contribute one soon