Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reached the national capital on Tuesday. As soon as Nitish Kumar reached Delhi, speculation started doing rounds about the possible expansion of the Union Cabinet and Janata Dal-United joining the government.
There was also speculation that the Bihar Chief Minister is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief JP Nadda, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and others.
However, Nitish Kumar and his party termed the visit as a private one for medical issues and denied any political meetings were scheduled. "Came here for personal work to get my eye tested and treated. There is no other work," Nitish Kumar said.
Asked about JD-U participation in the Union Cabinet, Nitish Kumar said that it is an executive right of PM Narendra Modi to include JD-U or not during any cabinet expansion. "I don't know why people are discussing cabinet expansion these days," he asked.
According to reports, Nitish Kumar will be visiting the AIIMS here for an eye check up and he has no other appointment for the day.
"Right now as per the schedule, Nitish Kumarji has only one appointment... that with doctors at AIIMS. He is not meeting anyone for right now. Till now, neither time has been fixed nor has been sought for meeting the Prime Minister, BJP President or Home Minister. It is his personal visit," a senior JD-U leader told IANS.
Amid the buzz of a possible cabinet expansion at the month-end, Nitish Kumar's visit fuelled the speculation of his JD-U joining the Modi government.
(With inputs from IANS and PTI)