What is cooking between Amit Shah and Nitish Kumar?

BJP president, Amit Shah has invited Bihar chief minister and JD(U) president, Nitish Kumar to join the ruling NDA. Recently, the latter’s alliance with the saffron party in Bihar to form a new government.

“I met JD(U) president Nitish Kumar at my residence yesterday (Friday). I invited JD(U) to join the NDA,” Shah said in a tweet on Saturday.

This is the first official development between Nitish and the BJP. Nitish Kumar resigned as the Bihar CM and broke ties with the grand alliance to form government with the saffron party last month.  The Bihar-based party may join the NDA in its national executive meeting in Patna on 19 August.

When asked if the party would join Modi cabinet, a JD(U) leader said it is “natural”. “When we are together in government in Bihar, it is only natural that our party joins the Union government.”

Nitish Kumar on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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