BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna not once but twice- first at breakfast and then at dinner.
Only few selected top leaders from both parties were reportedly invited for the dinner where the two leaders are believed to have discussed the seat sharing formula for 2019 general elections.
According to reports, from the BJP side, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, state BJP president Nityanand Rai and BJP ministers Nand Kishore Yadav, Mangal Pandey and Prem Kumar were present in the meeting.
From JD(U) side, state president Vashist Narain Singh and ministers Lalan Singh and Shravan Kumar were present in the meeting.
The two leaders reportedly had one to one talk during dinner at an adjacent room.
The meeting assumes significance amid reports of widening chasm between BJP and JD(U) over seat sharing for the 2019 general elections.
However, no tension was palpable during Thursday’s meeting between Amit Shah and Nitish Kumar.
The BJP chief dismissed reports of rift between the JD(U) and BJP and went on to claim that the NDA alliance will win all 40 seats in 2019 general elections.
Amit Shah landed in Patna in the morning and Nitish Kumar arrived at the state guest house to meet him at the breakfast.
The two leaders spent an hour at the breakfast. After his meeting with Nitish Kumar, Amit Shah held a meeting with BJP’s social media team.
Talking to office-bearers of Shakti-kendra, Amit Shah said that the alliance between BJP and JD(U) is unbreakable and the two parties will contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls together.
Accusing BJP’s opponents of trying to create rift between the BJP and the JD(U), Amit Shah said that they will not succeed as the BJP knows how to give respect to its allies.
Only few selected top leaders from both parties were reportedly invited for the dinner.
This is Amit Shah's first visit after Nitish Kumar's JD-U joined the National Democratic Alliance in July 2017 after dumping the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress of the Grand Alliance.
Watch: Amit Shah meets Nitish Kumar in Patna