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Amit Shah invites Nitish Kumar to join NDA, offers co-convenor's post to Bihar CM

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.

Edited by: India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [Updated:18 Aug 2017, 7:46 PM IST]
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Nitish Kumar with Amit Shah

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.

 
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)

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