1. Nitish Kumar opens backchannel talks with BJP for alliance in Bihar: Report

Nitish Kumar opens backchannel talks with BJP for alliance in Bihar: Report

Nitish Kumar, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief, has reportedly opened channels of communication with the BJP to explore options for alliance once again

By: | Published: October 24, 2016 4:14 PM
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Nitish Kumar, Bihar Chief Minister and Janta Dal (United) chief, has reportedly opened “channels” of communication with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to explore options to join hands together once again. The move comes amid Kumar’s reportedly growing rift with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.

The Sunday Guardian reports “reliable sources” as saying that one of the senior JD(U) leaders, who is also a doctor, is meeting BJP leaders in Delhi to find a way to “reunion” of both the parties.

The said JD(U) leader’s father is a famous doctor in Patna, who had also contacted the General Elections from Patna Sahib constituency.

The source told The Sunday Guardian that JD(U) has watered-down its aggressive stance against PM Narendra Modi.

Kumar’s equations with Yadav soured after the release of RJD leader and Siwan strongman Shahabuddin from jail recently. Soon after coming out of jail, the convicted criminal-turned-politician had attacked Kumar, saying the Bihar CM was the “Chief Minister of circumstances.” Lalu had backed Shahabuddin and refused to take a stand against the former’s statement.

In a bid to defeat BJP in Bihar Assembly elections last year, Kumar had formed a ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) with RJD and Congress.

The BJP has also warmed up to Kumar and JD(U). This was reflected when Kumar, along with JD(U) leaders Sharad Yadav and Harivansh were included in the 149-member committee formed to celebrate the birth centenary of Jan Sangh founder Deendayal Upadhyay.

Nitish agreed to become a part of the committee even as he has talked about making India free of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Upadhyay was RSS pracharak.

The combined strength of BJP and JD(U) MLAs in Bihar is 123, which is one more than the required majority.

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    amit
    Oct 24, 2016 at 7:58 pm
    Nitesh is good Cm and Modi is good Pm matters solved let the chara chor rot in some cell...
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      Amit Singh
      Oct 25, 2016 at 2:44 am
      Actually the non congress and non bjp parties of india are biggest problems with sangh parivar. They had failed to adhere to any political idealogy for adherence. They compromised secular credidentials of consution. Initially lohia and jp hob nobbed with sangh parivar against congress. After them all parties with exception of lalu yadav had infact supported sangh parivar one time or other. Sangh parivar piggy backing on these parties rose to prominance. Division of votes and marginalisation of congress has taken toll on nations real bearing.However congress is also responsible for its fate. It also compromised on secular values for petty political gains. Further its dependence on just one family really discredited them to the extent it is today.
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        Shayan
        Oct 25, 2016 at 12:27 am
        JDU and BJP would get split
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          HARISH
          Oct 25, 2016 at 7:44 am
          Its good . Nitish kumar realised .
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            kumar Neeraj
            Oct 26, 2016 at 5:09 pm
            Nitish (JDU) and Modi (BJP) is formidable combination...it will rock and rule Bihar for ages..May this news become reality.
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              M.P.Roy
              Oct 25, 2016 at 7:15 am
              BJP should have strictly says no alliance with JDU. If BJP accepts,it means BJP is hungry for the chair.
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              1. Madan Gopal Kapoor
                Oct 25, 2016 at 1:38 am
                šŸ˜³ Politics makes strange bedfellows. There is no "Dharam" no "Iman". Yesterday's enemies are today's friends and vice versa.
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                  Prem Bansal
                  Oct 24, 2016 at 11:35 pm
                  Good move and must be done soon fir Bihar welfare .
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                    Prem Bansal
                    Oct 24, 2016 at 3:36 pm
                    I have indicated earlier that Nitish should join hand with NaMo in Bihar . Good to know .
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                      R Anugrah
                      Oct 25, 2016 at 3:28 am
                      He could have thought it two years earlier and the situation could have been different today. He seems to be confused with his decisions and emphasising on small issues like liquor ban etc. No industries no future planning for development.
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                        Raaj
                        Oct 24, 2016 at 4:25 pm
                        That will be in the best interests of the people of Bihar and put Lalu and his ilk in the right place - Out of Power and rid off their goonda Raj machinations. In politics after all there are no permanent friends or enemies. ;-). Also by now Nitish should have realised that he is no match for Modi as PM and be contented to holding power in Bihar and Bihar ONLY.
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                          SR
                          Oct 25, 2016 at 2:13 am
                          It is too late for Nitish Kumar to seek BJP's help to retain his post as Chief Minister and his Govt. If he were honest, he should have sought BJP''s help for a political alliance before the elections to the state embly in Bihar! He was clever at that time to isolate BJP in order to woo the Muslim votes to capture power besides going for a shameless alliance with the likes of Lallu, who is a convict in the fodder scam case! Now, BJP should not respond to Nitish Kumar and let his Govt be dissolved, so that let another elections to the Bihar embly be announced by the Governor. And when the elections to the state are declared, let him come to the BJP for a poll alliance where BJP should dictate to Nitish that he better remained a bride's maid rather than being himself the bride again in terms of the state's Chief Minister's post.
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                            Ramesh V
                            Nov 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm
                            Reads like an armchair essment by a rooky journalist. If Nitish supports Modi, then it must be for an alliance. How intelligent this guy is.
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                              Santy
                              Oct 25, 2016 at 12:18 pm
                              Great going. Coming together of these two parties will be good for both India and Bihar.
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                              1. Santosh Kumar
                                Oct 24, 2016 at 11:03 pm
                                Very nice move.mr cm please move ahead.i and like minded peoples are with u.
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                                  Mohan Gandhi
                                  Oct 24, 2016 at 10:14 pm
                                  To remove RJD goondas this is right direction move for the development of Bihar.
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                                    kundan sharan
                                    Oct 25, 2016 at 8:37 am
                                    Best move to save Bihar and its inhabitants.Our motive should be for betterment,development of state.But not at the cost of draconion law.
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                                      subrata
                                      Oct 24, 2016 at 3:45 pm
                                      Lalu b politics is to be considered as anti growth,anti good governance, and entirely depends on criminals .more over RJD is a family owned party.
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                                        Vishwanath
                                        Oct 25, 2016 at 7:16 am
                                        Nitish is the greatest time server political leader in recent politics ,.....He can change his stand to save his chair .....it is duplicate copy of Choudhary Charansingh ........Bhajanlal .....shame to such politics
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                                          Suresh Verma
                                          Oct 25, 2016 at 3:16 am
                                          It would be better decisions of Nitish if he alliance with BJP and form a government for betterment of Bihar
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                                            Suresh Verma
                                            Oct 25, 2016 at 3:08 am
                                            Please do the needful to alliance with BJP & JDU for betterment of Bihar progress as soon as possible.
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