BJP President Amit Shah Offers Chief Minister Nitish Kumar To Join NDA

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At the Patna meeting, the JD (U) will formalise a decision to join the NDA.

Shah confirmed the rumours on Saturday after he tweeted, "I met JD (U) president Nitish Kumar at my residence yesterday".

This was Mr. Kumar's first visit to Delhi after his party pulled the plug on the grand alliance government in Bihar with the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress to ally with the BJP. Paswan said his party would welcome Nitish Kumar's entry in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) fold. "JD (U) is not only Nitish Kumar's party, it is also my party", said Yadav in Bihar's Madhepura district on the last day of his 3-day tour of Bihar aimed at mobilising people against the JD (U)-BJP alliance.

BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday formally invited Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U) chief Nitish Kumar to join NDA.

During his Jan Samvad programme in Bihar earlier this week, Yadav criticised Nitish for his decision to join hands with the BJP.

"There is no question of leaving the party JD (U)". He has taken care of such concerns in the Bihar council of ministers.

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Sources told The Hindu that he would be removed from his position as the leader of the JD (U) parliamentary party group. The decision of the public was against the BJP-led NDA alliance.

On Thursday, Sharad Yadav had said that he was still with RJD, Congress-led Mahagathbandhan.

He added that this was not personal fight against Nitish Kumar but a fight of principles and to save democracy and brotherhood.

"We have the support of activists, students, and other social leaders".

"Yadav's removal as leader of the party in Rajya Sabha is just the beginning". We were ready to go there and put forth our views, but Nitish seems to be afraid of what we will say.

The party is going to have a committee meeting on August 19 that will take the final decision, Singh said.

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