The JD (U) supremo said issues related to forging opposition unity could be expected to be thrahed outat this meeting.
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The survey report would help the government in better implementation of welfare schemes for the socially and economically disadvantaged groups, the chief minister said.
When asked about BJP Bihar chief Sanjay Jaiswal’s meeting with Kushwaha, Nitish Kumar said he was unaware of it.
The chief minister also warned that any deviation from Gandhi’s insistence on secularism could lead to perversions (jo isse kuchh alag karna chahta hai, vo ulta pulta karna chahta hai).
Talking to reporters here, during his ongoing ‘Samadhan Yatra’, Kumar said the project will meet the drinking water needs of the district.
The JD(U) leader, who dumped the BJP four months ago to join the ‘Mahagathbandhan’, which includes the Congress, vowing to defeat the NDA by uniting the opposition ahead of the next Lok Sabha polls, was talking to journalists on the sidelines of a function.
Nitish Kumar’s statement came at a time when the opposition BJP alleged that the state government is losing millions of dollars due to the alcohol ban.
He reaffirmed that parties opposed to the BJP can win with a ”huge majority” in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls if they agree to join hands.
A bench of Justices MR Shah and MM Sundresh said that post-poll alliance is allowed by anti-defection law and the 10th schedule of the Constitution, subject to certain conditions.
Speaking to ANI in the state capital Patna today, Kumar said that the blame for the prevailing foul and toxic air pervading Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) should be put on its surrounding states.
On October 5, during his ‘Jan Suraj Yatra’, Prashant Kishor claimed that Nitish Kumar had invited him to his residence. PK claimed during their meeting, Kumar offered him to join his party and become his successor.
The former Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister, who was in Etah to attend the birth anniversary celebrations of party idol Deendayal Upadhyay, also attacked senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for comparing the RSS with the PFI.
Asserting that the BJP will form a government with full majority in the state, Shah alleged that Kumar does not have any ideology, so he gave up socialism in favour of caste-based politics.
It is time for the Left parties, Congress and all regional parties come together to form a united opposition, Kumar told reporters after meeting CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury at the party office.
Kumar, speaking at the Janata Dal (United) national council meeting here, wondered if poaching leaders from other parties is not corruption, an apparent reference to opposition leaders crossing over to the BJP in many states, the sources said.
Janata Dal (United) sources said Kumar is also expected to meet Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and Left leaders among others.
Kumar, whose ”national role” has become a matter of much speculation since his break-up with the BJP last month, however also sought to rule himself out, for the umpteenth time, of the Prime Ministerial race.
Addressing a function here alongside K Chandrasekhar Rao, his Telangana counterpart, Kumar took a veiled dig at BJP which has undertaken an aggressive campaign to expand its base in the southern state.
Kumar will be administered the oath of office by Governor Phagu Chauhan at a simple ceremony inside the Raj Bhavan at 2 pm.
Attempts are evident in the JD(U) to downplay the impact of the unceremonious exit of RCP Singh, who has been Nitish Kumar’s close associate in various capacities for nearly three decade
More details are awaited. Bihar Chief Minister also missed the swearing-in ceremony of President Droupadi Murmu.
After the all-party meeting gave its consent for the state-specific survey earlier this week, Jaiswal came out with a Facebook post asserting that his party supported the move but saw a few areas of concern.
Kumar’s remarks came during the inauguration of a newly constructed girls’ hostel in Patna on Tuesday.
Union Minister’s remarks came after the Bihar Lokasewa Commission’s 67th Combined (Preliminary) Competitive Examination was cancelled on Sunday due to paper leaks.
Sanjay Kumar Jha, the minister for Information and Public Relations Department who is also a national general secretary of the party, saw the rumour surrounding the CM as a “propaganda” that will “yield little”.