BJP president Amit Shah has invited Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar to join the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The invitation comes after the JD(U) joined hands with the BJP to form the government in Bihar after it walked out of alliance with Lalu Prasad’s RJD. Amit Shah has reportedly also offered the post of NDA’s co-convenor to Nitish Kumar.
“I met JD(U) president Nitish Kumar at my residence yesterday. I invited JD(U) to join the NDA,” 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
JD(U) 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 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.
(With PTI inputs)