Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is likely to form a new government with BJP after snapping ties with the opposition INDIA bloc as RJD asked the former to clear all confusions regarding apparent bickering in the grand alliance by Friday evening.
The new NDA government in the state is likely to be sworn in on January 28, sources claimed.
Sources claim that BJP agreed to make Nitish CM
Sources claimed that BJP agreed to give the post of CM to Nitish and keep two posts of deputy chief minister with it. A major breakthrough in the ongoing negotiations came in after Union Home Minister Amit Shah held deliberations with Bihar BJP president Samrat Choudhary, former deputy chief minister and BJP MP Sushil Kumar Modi and leader of opposition in Bihar assembly Vijay Kumar Sinha in New Delhi last night.
On the possibility of Nitish`s return to NDA, former deputy chief minister and BJP MP Sushil Kumar Modi said, “Doors are not permanently closed for anybody in politics. If necessary, doors can also be opened but I cannot say whether doors will be opened for him (Nitish)”.
BJP confident about Nitish's return to NDA
Meanwhile, BJP MLA Gyanendra Singh Gyanu exuded confidence that Nitish would return to NDA in a day or two.
“We will welcome Nitish if he returns to NDA. Talks are in the final phase,” he added. He claimed that BJP top leadership had started backchannel talks with Nitish for his return to NDA one month ago itself.
Meanwhile, leader of opposition Vijay Kumar Sinha after his return from New Delhi said that Bihar BJP would abide by the party central leadership on Nitish`s return to NDA.
Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav during Republic day event on Friday, Jan 26. |
Meanwhile, RJD Rajya Sabha member Manoj Jha said that there was no problem in the grand alliance but confusion was being created by the media. He also requested Nitish to clear all confusions by the evening as everybody was perturbed due to these rumours about the grand alliance.
These confusions are also not in the interest of the grand alliance, he added.