Nitish Kumar Ends Alliance With BJP In Bihar

Story Highlights
  • Nitish Kumar severs ties with BJP.
  • Will meet governor to discuss further move.
  • RJD headed by Tejaswini Yadav is expected to rejoin Nitish.

Bihar: The JD(U) party unanimously decided to break off the alliance with BJP at the latest party meeting- Mahagathbandhan . Sources inform Nitish Kumar will meet the Governor at 4 p.m. today.

Meanwhile, security is beefed up outside Nitish Kumar, Bihar CM and JD(U) Leader residence in Patna.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal or RJD, which is Bihar’s single-largest party, also met today to discuss the Bihar crisis. The party is headed by Tejashwi Yadav is expected to join Nitish Kumar, reviving an earlier alliance with him.

Till 2017, Tejashwi Yadav was a minister along with his brother in Nitish Kumar’s government which had three components: the JDU, Lalu Yadav’s party, and the Congress. Nitish Kumar had formed an alliance with them after calling off a decades-long relationship with the BJP. But the ties severed in a short span, as the secular parties were accused of corruption and maintained alliance with only the saffron party.

The upheaval in the ministry stems from Nitish Kumars’ intiution that Amit Shah wants to repeat the Maharashtra model in Bihar.

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