Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to share dais with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the first time during his Bihar visit tomorrow, since the formation of a new NDA government in the state in July this year.
Mr Kumar, who had snapped ties with BJP after long association of 17 years in June 2013, in protest against decision of the saffron party to project Narendra Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate of NDA in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, had joined hands with it again after dumping grand alliance in July this year for formation of a new NDA government, saying it had become impossible for him to lead grand alliance government in the wake of charges of corrupt practices and lodging of FIR in Railway hotels tender scam by CBI against Mr Tejaswi Prasad Yadav, who was then deputy chief minister from RJD quota, a constituent of the alliance. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav had described the decision of Mr Kumar to snap ties with grand alliance as insult to mandate given by people to grand alliance comprising RJD, JD(U) and Congress in 2015 Bihar assembly elections. Mr Kumar had used the FIR against Tejaswi Prasad Yadav as an excuse to dump grand alliance and join hands with BJP, he had remarked.
Undeterred by criticism of his decision to dump grand alliance, Mr Kumar said it was not possible for him to lead a government in which deputy chief minister was facing charges of corrupt practices and FIR was lodged against him by the CBI. The decision to join hands with BJP was taken in the interest of Bihar, he had thundered while rubbishing all criticism coming from various corners across the country since formation of a new NDA government by him in July this year.MORE UNI KKS AKM
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