Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is predicted to be in Delhi subsequent week for conferences with leaders of various political events earlier than his travels to different components of the nation for the primary time since he ended his alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and fuelled hypothesis about his bigger nationwide function.
People conscious of the matter mentioned that Kumar is ready to “launch himself” forward of the 2024 nationwide polls after a key assembly of his Janata Dal (United) or JD (U) in Patna.
“A lot of leaders cutting across party lines want to meet him and discuss a strategy. He is a leader who has shown BJP is beatable with an emphatic victory in 2015 in Bihar…in 2022, he left BJP with no [major] allies. He will now work to isolate the BJP and expose its lies by working to bring all the regional parties under one umbrella as all of them are at BJP’s receiving end,” mentioned an individual, who didn’t need to be named.
JD (U) contested the 2015 Bihar polls in alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) earlier than quitting it two years later to go the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) authorities.
JD (U) posters and hoardings signalling Kumar’s nationwide function have began developing in Patna. “Aagaz hua, badlaw hoga; pradesh me dikha, desh me dikhega [there has been a start; there will be change. What is visible in the state will be visible in the country also],” learn the posters.
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The BJP misplaced energy in Bihar after JD (U) give up the NDA and shaped the federal government with the assistance of RJD, Congress, and Left events final month.
JD (U) chief KC Tyagi mentioned they’re having a gathering of the occasion’s workplace bearers from throughout the nation in Patna to deliberate on their agenda. The occasion is predicted to endorse Kumar’s function in spearheading the marketing campaign for a powerful alliance to tackle the BJP within the 2024 polls.
Another JD (U) chief mentioned Kumar’s assembly with Telangana chief minister Ok Chandrashekhar Rao, who’s popularly referred to as KCR, in Patna this week was very fruitful in making ready a highway map for the bigger alliance. He mentioned they agreed it was time to begin working in that path. KCR additionally met RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.
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Kumar has maintained his foremost focus could be on constructing an alliance of regional events.
JD (U) chief Rajiv Ranjan mentioned the efforts for a stronger alliance will collect momentum after their nationwide government assembly this week.
JD (U) leaders insist Kumar is probably the most competent for the nation’s high job and RJD, too, has been backing it. “Nitish Kumar has everything to make a competent Prime Minister. He has the experience, administrative acumen, and inclusive development model suited to India. He has demonstrated it in Bihar to remain the only choice as chief minister for the last 18 years. But he has himself said that his priority is not to become a Prime Ministerial candidate but to give India a new Prime Minister,” mentioned JD (U) spokesman Neeraj Kumar.