Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday had a major climbdown since 2019, and surrendered to the terms set by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Janta Dal United;s claim in the union cabinet.
Nitish Kumar while reacting to the reports on cabinet expansion said" it is for the PM to decide,it is his discretion'. When he was asked about how many JDU MPs would be inducted in the union cabinet, the CM said "in 2019 when NDA government was being formed, he was the JDU president."
In 2019, JDU was offered a symbolic representation with one berth, which Nitish had turned down.
Chief minister said let us forget 2019 and announced JDU would be part of the NDA Government. There are 16 JDU members in Lok Sabha.
RCP Sinha, JDU president and former principal secretary to Bihar CM has been authorised to negotiate with the BJP president Amit Shah on appointment of ministers from JDU quota.
Meanwhile, Chirag Paswan, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president and son of party founder Ram Vilas Paswan today opposed invitation to his uncle, Pashupati Kumar Paras for induction into the union cabinet and said Paras was expelled from the party.
Chirag alleged Paras split the party just to become the minister. He threatened to challenge Paras's appointment in the Cabinet.