JD(U) set to join NDA, Modi govt: CM Nitish Kumar

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New Delhi: On Friday JD(U) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pointed out that his party may join the Prime Minister Narendra Modi administration at the Centre when it is reconstituted. CM conveyed following separate gathering with PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah that, when we are mutual in Bihar administration, it is only natural that our party joins the Union administration.

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There been speculation about a Cabinet reshuffle soon because of the absence of full-time ministers for sections like defence, urban development, environment and I&B. Nitish, who attended the swearing-in of Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, came amid signs that JD(U) would properly decide to join NDA on 19th August at a gathering of its national council.

Nitish had quit NDA to challenge BJP’s choice to extend Modi as its PM decision for 2014. From his come back to NDA has been criticised in specific quarters as “astute”, the JD(U) head remains determined, saying the rapprochement with Modi was for the advancement of Bihar’s interests. He rejected the recommendation that he was tipped to be pronounced the resistance’s PM applicant before he exchanged camps.

“No one let me know,” he said. “In the best of conditions, I, all alone, can want to get 20-25 JD(U) individuals in the Lok Sabha, and I am not all that guileless as to plan to be PM in view of those numbers,” he included. With 12 MPs, incorporating 10 in the RS, JD(U) will be the 49th party to join the BJP-drove NDA and the third biggest partner after TDP (22) and Shiv Sena (21).

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar made it clear on Friday that JD(U) was prepared to go separate ways with previous boss Sharad Yadav following his resistance over the gathering’s arrival to NDA, and that there was no extent of compromise. “The choice was not mine alone and it was brought with the assent of the gathering. On the off chance that he keeps an alternate feeling, at that point he is allowed to do as such,” Nitish said.

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