Nitish Kumar’s party, the Janata Dal (United) has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of two conspiracies to weaken the chief minister’s hold over his party. Rajiv Ranjan Singh, aka Lalan Singh, the president of JDU condemned the BJP and said that during the last election, the BJP had deployed the “Chirag model” to split JDU votes. He also said that the idea was to push Nitish Kumar as the junior partner in the alliance.
BJP representatives led by Tarkishore Prasad, the deputy CM, met with Vijay Kumar Choudhary, a senior minister and close aide of Nitish Kumar, last evening over this. There are reports suggesting that Nitish Kumar is to meet all his MLAs to decide on the next course of action, and a new alliance may come into play.
Tejashwi Yadav, leader of Opposition party, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) may offer support to Nitish Kumar. RJD is the single-largest party in Bihar now and combined with the JDU and the Congress would be enough to form the government.