BJP Chief Amit Shah Invites Nitish Kumar To Join NDA

New Delhi:

Highlights

  1. Nitish Kumar met PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah in Delhi on Friday
  2. Nitish Kumar left NDA in 2013 after Mr Modi was named PM candidate
  3. Mr Kumar quit Grand Alliance and formed government with BJP in Bihar

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

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

कल JD(U) के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री @NitishKumar जी से अपने निवास पर भेंट हुई। मैंने उन्हें JD(U) को NDA में शामिल होने के लिए आमंत्रित किया।

— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 12, 2017

The Bihar-based party is expected to endorse a proposal to join the NDA in its national executive meeting in Patna on August 19, after which it is likely to join the Narendra Modi cabinet.

Asked if the party would join the Narendra Modi cabinet, a JD(U) leader said such a decision would be “natural”.

“When we are together in government in Bihar, it is only natural that our party joins the Union government,” he said.

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