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Bihar: Nitish Kumar, Amit Shah
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NDA contested with Nitish Kumar in 2019 elections. 39 out of 40 places were won. Nitish left with Grand Alliance in August 2022. A source who was a minister in Nitish’s old government said the NDA had a chance of winning half of the seats in Bihar because of this. In addition, there could have been some effects in other states as well. With Nitish, a former minister in the RJD quota, joining the BJP, the NDA has conceded that it could win a total of 20-22 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. Union Home Minister Amit Shah achieved this through a massive effort. He brought Nitish into the NDA but by tying the Prime Minister’s hands and feet. This is the secret behind making Vijay Sinha and Samrat Chaudhary deputy CMs, the source said.
A source in Tejashwi Yadav’s secretariat said that the former deputy chief minister has been facing trouble for the past 4-5 days. The RJD was said to have come to know about Nitish’s hint of switching sides two weeks ago. The Prime Minister indicated this at the India Alliance meeting in the second week of January. It is said that the then RJD quota minister gave a warning during the event. The minister had said that he would switch sides again if Nitish Babu finds the grapes sour. After Nitish Kumar’s return to the Grand Alliance, the RJD is said to have become more relaxed, fearing that he might switch sides.
Lalu had left Prasad and Nitish Kumar after damaging the Congress.
The opposition got a big break after the first leg of the Rahul Gandhi Bharat Jodo Yatra, a former Congress chief minister said. Nitish Kumar Gandhi left the Indian Union in the middle of the second leg of the Nyai Yatra. This will help the BJP and it will take time to recover. Given the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, we are short on time. Sanjay Verma, a senior journalist from Patna, said that Lalu Prasad Yadav had taken the initiative to connect Nitish with the Congress and the Indian Union. Now Nitish Kumar has quit Congress and joined NDA. The entire opposition will suffer because of this. Congress MP Shakeel Ahmed Khan also feels that the Congress has given more confidence to Lalu Prasad on the issue of secularism. However, leader Shivanand Tiwari, who is ideologically close to Lalu and Nitish, believes that Congress is the reason behind Nitish’s exit from the Grand Alliance this time. Congress did not care about Nitish Kumar. Shivanand thinks Nitish is ambitious. Ambition in politics is not bad, but it would not have happened if prudence had been exercised.