In meeting with Nitish Kumar, Amit Shah invites JD(U) to join NDA

Amit Shah said he and Nitish Kumar held a meeting at his residence in New Delhi on Friday, during which he asked the JD(U) leader to join the ruling NDA government. The invitation comes weeks after Kumar broke ties with the Grand Alliance parties in Bihar and forged an alliance with the BJP.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:August 12, 2017 11:51 am
Amit Shah, Nitish Kumar, JD(U) NDA alliance, Bihar breakup Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, left, with BJP president Amit Shah. (Source: Twitter/@AmitShah)

A day after he met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, BJP national president Amit Shah said that he invited the JD(U) to join the BJP-led NDA at the national level. Taking to Twitter, Shah said he and Kumar held a meeting at his residence in New Delhi on Friday, during which he asked the JD(U) leader to join the ruling government. The invitation comes weeks after Kumar broke ties with the Grand Alliance parties in Bihar and forged an alliance with the BJP.

“Met JD(U) national president Nitish Kumar yesterday at his residence. I invited him to include JD(U) in the NDA fold,” Shah said on Twitter. Amit Shah had met Union ministers and MPs from Bihar on Friday to take stock of the political situation in the state as well as other issues.

Nitish Kumar, who made his first visit to New Delhi since forming an alliance with the BJP on Friday, had called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well.

The JD(U) may announce its decision to join the NDA during its national executive meeting scheduled on July 19 in Patna, according to news agency PTI.

Meanwhile, Kumar’s decision has led to cracks within the JD(U), with Rajya Sabha MP and former president Sharad Yadav saying he still believes he is part of the Grand Alliance. Speaking to The Indian Express, he said, “I have no idea but Nitish did have something going on in his mind since the beginning of the formation of the Grand Alliance government. He did not give key portfolios such as personnel and home to senior alliance partner RJD and also had a JD(U) Speaker. The way he supported the NDA government over demonetisation and followed it up with support to the NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind told a lot about what was going on in his mind. I had sensed long back something is cooking between the BJP and Nitish.” Read full interview here.

(With inputs from agencies)

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    Joe
    Aug 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm
    Nitish Kumar is an opportunistic mask!!!!
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      vvvvv
      Aug 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm
      This is shameless meeting there is no sense what sort of development when a crazy CM who changes his color like lizard. Sharad yadav jee and lalu jee watching all u r action Mr. Nitsh kumar u will be grounded with in no time either now u join BJP for u r best carrier as killer of innonence Dalits and muslims. Already there was case against with you for killing of innonence human being. You are great traiator CM of Bihar... Jai Hind
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        Rajeev
        Aug 12, 2017 at 12:59 pm
        ask him to join BJP rather and for sure he would ditch you when next alignment happens after 2019 polls . Only god know how India would vote and is certain that the govt would be formed out of several alliance so taste him now. Indeed the good thing for the opposition are that they know the runners before Boat is under water
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          TIHAEwale
          Aug 12, 2017 at 12:10 pm
          over 60 infants have died and Shameless Nitish and Tadipaar Amit smiling with bouquets in hand for posterity and their boss Feku56 scanning atlas to see which is next country for globe trotting
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            Patidar
            Aug 12, 2017 at 12:24 pm
            Tiharwale, take calmpose and relax. One at bedtime every night.
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              Ahs
              Aug 12, 2017 at 2:18 pm
              Ok. understood. They (Patidar and Sadanand) are paid by BJP to write comments in their favor which look illogical and stupid to us. We cant do much about it. We need to live with it. Understood.
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                Sergio Antonio
                Aug 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm
                You are so lowly that you cannot even legally write your name. Ahs!!
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                sadanand s
                Aug 12, 2017 at 12:59 pm
                thihar vale u appreciate anti-national and blame patriots
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                  sadanand s
                  Aug 12, 2017 at 1:01 pm
                  BJP and modiji will bring India in very strong position for which he needed corrupt free politicians like nitish kumar
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                    Ahs
                    Aug 12, 2017 at 2:16 pm
                    Oh! Cant tolerate these brainless maniacs (Patidar Sadanand) who sing Modi bhajan all the time. There should be rule that brainless should not be allowed to post here.
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                  Reddy
                  Aug 12, 2017 at 12:05 pm
                  Welcome back to slavery Nitishji, Feku will now run Bihar like Yogiji and children will die in hospitals. Tjakur raj gaya.
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                    sadanand s
                    Aug 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm
                    Theri maaka bosuda
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                      vvvvv
                      Aug 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm
                      Kis ki teri yah phir N.K ... Shame to such adhee chadees ideology...
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                        Parth Garg
                        Aug 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm
                        Sadanand's maa seems to have no bosuda. He must have oozed from the rear.
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                          Sergio Antonio
                          Aug 12, 2017 at 3:02 pm
                          Parth Garg, Tushar, Vvvvvvv, Bharat Maa, Jai Hind and Ahs are Kerala Muslims trying to brainwash other comments with Islamophobia.
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