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JD(U) joining union cabinet media speculation: Nitish Kumar 

"We neither considered the issue nor we had any desire or expectation (to join the union cabinet). The issue was being speculated in media. It was baseless and unfounded," Kumar, also JD(U) president, told reporters.

By: PTI | Patna | Published: September 4, 2017 4:37 pm
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that the issue of his party JD(U) joining the union cabinet had been “media speculation”. “We neither considered the issue nor we had any desire or expectation (to join the union cabinet). The issue was being speculated in media. It was baseless and unfounded,” Kumar, also JD(U) president, told reporters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday carried out a cabinet reshuffle involving only ministers from BJP. Speculation was rife that the two MPs of JD(U), which has recently joined NDA after severing ties with ruling Grand Alliance in Bihar, may join the cabinet in the reshuffle. “Your (media) speculation has been proved wrong and you should close the chapter,” Kumar added.

Stating that he works in a transparent manner, he said one can straightaway ask him about the party’s affairs as he is ready to answer such questions. The chief minister on Saturday also said there was no talk between his party and BJP about JD(U) joining the union cabinet. 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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    ASHOK
    Sep 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm
    Shameless Benamis of Modi.
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      Jai hind
      Sep 4, 2017 at 7:12 pm
      Nitish was banged in his back ho le .. poor fellow now became ka ghar ka na ghat ka
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        vvvvv
        Sep 4, 2017 at 7:05 pm
        This is lier of politcs politician (Juta sisatwala party paltibas Nitish Kumar) we no more trust to his word no he blame to media like his PM media game.... He is makkar politician. we people of Bihar lost trust to Nitish kumar till he return to g alliance. Jai Hind
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          THATHAMAN
          Sep 4, 2017 at 6:44 pm
          THIS TURN COAT POLTICIAN NITISH DESERVE A KICK N HIS ASS. HE WILL BE DIDELINED AND ONE DAY THROWN OUT BY SHAH MODI . AND HE DESERVE THAT
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            hari
            Sep 4, 2017 at 6:28 pm
            Nitishkumar was a free bird with lot of respect but now he is like caged bird nobody bothers about.
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              THATHAMAN
              Sep 4, 2017 at 6:38 pm
              THIS MOST DISTRUSTED POLITICAL MARON DESERVE MORE THAN THIS. BJP MODO SHAH WILL SIDE LINE THIS DOG AND CHAIN HIM. HE MUST DIE OF SHAME NITISH THE SCOUNDRAL
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