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Nitish Kumar calls media speculations of JD(U) joining Union government ‘baseless and unfounded’

"We neither considered the issue nor we had any desire or expectation (about joining the Union government). The issue was speculated in the media. It was baseless and unfounded," the JD(U) president told reporters.

By: PTI | Patna | Updated: September 4, 2017 5:45 pm
Nitish Kumar, JD(U), Nitish Kumar JDU, Cabinet Reshuffle, Union Cabinet, Narendra Modi cabinet, Union Cabinet Reshuffle,Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, JDU joining union cabinet, India News, Indian Express News The chief minister had on Saturday also said no talks between his party and the BJP took place on the issue of the JD(U) becoming part of the Union government. (PTI Photo)

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that the issue of his party JD(U) joining the Union government was a “media speculation”. “We neither considered the issue nor we had any desire or expectation (about joining the Union government). The issue was speculated in the media. It was baseless and unfounded,” the JD(U) president told reporters here.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had yesterday carried out a reshuffle of his Council of Ministers. He had inducted nine BJP leaders into the government.

Speculation was rife that two MPs of the JD(U), which recently joined the NDA after severing ties with the RJD and the Congress in Bihar, might be given ministerial berths at the Centre.

“Your (media) speculation has been proved wrong and you should close the chapter,” Kumar said. He said he works in a transparent manner and the media can straightaway ask him about the party’s affairs as he is ready to answer such questions.

The chief minister had on Saturday also said no talks between his party and the BJP took place on the issue of the JD(U) becoming part of the Union government.

To a question on when the party would take action against rebel leader Sharad Yadav, Kumar said, “We will let you know at an appropriate time. But till then, don’t speculate.”

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    Birendra
    Sep 5, 2017 at 6:01 am
    gaddu nai daroo bandh kara ki ,sab barbad kar diya,sab piyanwala aub jarkhand sa la ka piye reha hai,aub yeh gadha cattle meat bhi band karaya ga,akhir yai bhi feku aur chor inkla
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      din
      Sep 4, 2017 at 11:23 pm
      Sir Nitishbhai that is why I keep saying and awakening "real enemy of India is none other than congress and SOME media who loves steering up hatred and controversy Wake up India there are many journalist and Media who are anti-India and its progress and development. WHY one only have to question to corrupt congressi
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        Ramamurthy
        Sep 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm
        Nitish Kumarji, your comment reminds us of `sour grapes'. BJP and P.M. trapped you in the web of conceit and double talks. By ditching Secular alliance thereby repudiating the peoples' mandate and joining the band wagon of BJP only just to stick to the power, you have lost all credibility and you have become one of ordinary politicians without any scruples. People no longer believe whatever you say or profess.
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          Chanduki Chameli
          Sep 5, 2017 at 4:33 am
          True O descendant of Harishchandra. You were present in the room when those discussions took place. Now they are lying through their teeth to prove you a liar. So sad, even Harishchandra's descendants are not spared of lies and corruption.
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