Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, denied reports that his JD(U) party would reunite with the BJP-led NDA coalition after they had split a year earlier.
On Monday, Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, shot off media rumors that his party, the JD(U), might rejoin the BJP-led NDA after cutting ties about a year prior and stated that his first priority was to fortify the opposition INDIA alliance.
When reporters questioned Kumar about the rumors, he responded, “Kya faltu baat hai” (what nonsense!).
The JD(U) leader, a significant player in the anti-BJP INDIA coalition, also expressed his displeasure with comments made by party associates regarding him possessing “all the qualities for making a good PM.”
“I’ve previously warned my party’s associates against making such claims. My sole objective is to make the INDIA alliance more cohesive. I’m just moving in this direction,” he declared.
Maheshwar Hazari, a senior JD(U) leader and deputy speaker of the Bihar Assembly, once stated that Nitish Kumar is the INDIA alliance’s best option for prime minister.
In response to a query about the potential for a larger cabinet, Kumar deferred to his deputy Tejashwi Yadav.
When questioned by reporters about rumors of a growing cabinet, he responded, “Ask this question to the deputy chief minister.”
The state government, led by the JD(U) leader, currently comprises 28 ministers, with Yadav’s RJD holding the majority after losing two of its ministers to resignation.
In response to recent insults made by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri against BSP member Danish Ali in the Lok Sabha, Kumar stated, “Just leave this matter. The improvement of all societal segments is a goal of our government.