1. Narendra Modi-Nitish Kumar meet LIVE updates: Discussed cleaning of Ganga with prime minister, says Bihar CM

Narendra Modi-Nitish Kumar meet LIVE updates: Discussed cleaning of Ganga with prime minister, says Bihar CM

JD (U) leader and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi just one day after skipping lunch with Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 27, 2017 4:51 PM
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In a major development, JD (U) leader and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi just one day after skipping lunch with Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The meeting has been welcomed by the Bharatiya Janata Party. As the opposition party leaders met on Friday in New Delhi to decide on a joint opposition candidate for the upcoming Presidential polls, Nitish Kumar’s absence, raised a few eyebrows. However, he played down the reports by saying, “I have already met Sonia Gandhi over it and has telephonic talks with prominent leaders of other parties.”

Here are live updates:

4:44 PM: I don’t discuss on speculations but only facts: Nitish Kumar

4:30 PM: Had met Sonia Gandhi on April 20 and discussed opposition unity, presidential election: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

4:23 PM: Meeting with PM was not political, says Bihar CM

4:20 PM: Issue of silt in Ganga is getting serious, there is a danger of flood. I thought I should meet PM on this issue separately: Bihar CM N Kumar

4: 18 PM:  Discussed cleaning of Ganga with prime minister, says Nitish Kumar

3:58 PM: “The Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri @NitishKumar met PM Shri @narendramodi in New Delhi today,” the PMO tweeted.

3:35 PM:

3:18 PM: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi at later’s official residence.

3:05 PM:With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar alated to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, the BJP had welcomed the meeting of the duo yesterday. The party, however did not comment on speculations revolving around the same, ANI had said earlier today.

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1:15 PM: Nitish Kumar has left from Bihar house to attend the lunch. Meanwhile, PM Modi is currently at the delegation level talks with Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth.

12:25 PM: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu while talking to Times Now said that Opposition is divided. However, he added that Nitish Kumar’s meeting with Modi has nothing to do with it.

11:30 PM: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has arrived in Delhi to have lunch with PM Modi:

(Source: ANI/Twitter)

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10:55 AM: “Mauritius has sentimental links with Bihar for a long time. More than 52 percent of population of Mauritius today has its origin in Bihar,” Kumar said. “Both past and present PM of Mauritius have roots in Bihar,” he said.

10:40 AM: “It is a normal protocol lunch and nothing more should be read into it. As far as we are concerned, our agenda is ‘sabka sath, sabka vikas’, so every person who believes in the same will always be welcomed by us,” BJP spokesperson Sudesh Verma told ANI.

10:30 AM: “Nitish Kumar is the Bihar Chief Minister and obviously he is entitled to meet the Prime Minister because this the Prime Minister of the nation, and not a particular party. I think there could be a lot of development talk taking place or even a general talk. Why should we speculate on it,” BJP leader Shaina NC told ANI.

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    Cybil Penning
    May 27, 2017 at 6:06 pm
    Discussed cleaning of (which) Ganga??? Lalu's Ganga or his own muddied Ganga following alliance with "secular tolerant and intelligent" forces of Bihar, known 4 its muck...
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    Ninan
    May 27, 2017 at 11:41 am
    Dear Nitishji, please take sides with the dalits,the poor and the minorities of this country,and please be not charrned by the spell cast by Amit Shah and Modiji one of your weakest moments you are likely to be put on a leash by the saffron brigade,every hero has a tragic trait in him/her.That makes the great tragedy,please let this not happen to you.The secular fabric of this country should not be replaced by the fundamental philosophy of the majority and the theocracy of the Hindutuva. The temptation to return to the saffron club is very tempting, but it will be at the cost of human rights in this country.Be a prophetic voice in the wilderness of mad comunalism and extreme fundamentalism and the Talibanisation of our culture by the Modi government in the guise of development and sub ke sath slogan
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    Brajesh
    May 27, 2017 at 11:04 am
    BJP's "SABKA SATH SABAKA VIKASH" IS converted into "SABAKA SATH BRAHMANVAD KA VIKASH". Of course both have work together but difference are here 'SABKA SATH SABAKA VIKASH "SAMAVESHI VIKASH" No. BJP slogan representing cl wise society where as JS(U) slogan representing classless society.
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