Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar arrived in Delhi on Tuesday and met Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. Kumar can be prone to meet leaders of Opposition events in an try and forge an alliance to tackle Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) within the 2024 Lok Sabha election. The assembly between the 2 Bihar politicians got here on the identical day that Kumar’s deputy and Lalu’s son Tejashwi Yadav appeared earlier than the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in a cash laundering case associated to the alleged land-for-jobs rip-off.
After arriving within the nationwide capital, Kumar went to Misa Bharti’s home, the place Lalu Prasad is staying. Kumar went as much as Lalu Prasad and inquired about his well being.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar meets RJD chief and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav, in Delhi pic.twitter.com/bf1XlzYHrX
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The Bihar chief minister can be anticipated to satisfy with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. Kumar has beforehand urged all opposition events, together with the Congress, to work collectively to defeat the ruling celebration within the 2024 parliamentary elections.
Throughout the chief minister’s go to to Delhi, Bihar BJP chief Samrat Choudhary acknowledged that “Kumar’s dream of turning into prime minister won’t ever come true as a result of the folks of the nation consider in PM Narendra Modi and his management. There is no such thing as a unity among the many opposition leaders in any respect,” PTI reported.
Kumar, alternatively, has acknowledged repeatedly that he has no need to turn out to be Prime Minister.
Kumar visited Delhi in September of final yr, the place he met Sharad Pawar, Arvind Kejriwal, D Raja, Sitaram Yechuri, and Akhilesh Yadav.
A “united entrance” might scale back the BJP to lower than 100 seats, Kumar mentioned in February on the eleventh common conference of the CPI(ML-L), which has prolonged outdoors assist to the Kumar-led Mahagathbandhan authorities.
On Sunday, JD(U) nationwide president Rajiv Ranjan Singh aka Lalan Singh hosted a lunch for over 25,000 Mahagathbandhan employees from the JD(U), RJD, Congress, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular), CPI, CPI (Marxist), and CPI (ML-Liberation).
The lunch was held in Pokhar Par village, which lies on the border of the Barh and Mokama Meeting segments and is a part of the Munger Lok Sabha constituency that he represents. Barh was additionally a former Lok Sabha constituency represented by Nitish Kumar, the Indian Specific reported.