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Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi, Amit Shah in Delhi after his return to BJP-led NDA

According to JD (U) sources CM Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is expected to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP national president JP Nadda over his demand special packages for Bihar.

Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 New Delhi Updated on: February 07, 2024 19:48 IST
Nitish Kumar, PM Modi, NDA, Bihar Chief Minister
Image Source : INDIA TV Bihar CM Nitish Kumar meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. This was his first visit to the national capital and first meeting with Modi after Kumar ditched the Mahagathbandhan alliance to return to the NDA in Bihar on January 28. He is likely to meet veteran BJP leader LK Advani as well, sources said.

The meeting took place only five days ahead of the Kumar government scheduled to face a trust vote on February 12.

Bihar CM meets Amit Shah:

Nitish Kumar also met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital today. 

Bihar CM later met BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda in Delhi on Wednesday. 

Bihar Deputy Chief Ministers Samrat Choudhary and Vijay Kumar Sinha, both from the BJP, called on the PM on Monday. According to JD(U) sources, issues pertaining to Rajya Sabha polls in the state may also be discussed during the CM's meeting with top BJP leaders.

Six Rajya Sabha seats in Bihar are falling vacant, for which elections are scheduled to be held on February 27. Of the six seats, two are currently with the JD(U), held by former party president Bashishth Narayan Singh and senior leader Aneel Hegde, while two are with the RJD, held by Manoj Kumar Jha and Misa Bharti.

One seat is held by BJP's Sushil Kumar Modi, who was earlier a deputy chief minister, and one with the Congress, held by its state unit president Akhilesh Prasad Singh.

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