Nitish Kumar met Rahul Gandhi, intensified efforts to bring opposition parties together against BJP
Nitish Kumar meets Rahul Gandhi Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday. This is the first meeting of the two leaders after leaving the NDA in Bihar and joining the Grand Alliance.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday. The two leaders are said to have discussed the current political situation in the country and ways to ensure the unity of the opposition.
This is the first meeting between the two leaders after Nitish Kumar pulled out of the NDA in Bihar and formed a grand alliance government with outside support from the RJD, Congress and the Left.
Kumar will also meet these leaders
Kumar reached the national capital on Monday. During his visit, he is likely to meet several opposition leaders including Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal and Janata Dal (Secular) supremo HD Kumaraswamy.
Kumar is also expected to meet Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and leaders of the Left parties. They are trying to bring together all the opposition parties against the BJP for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
'I don't want to be prime minister'
At the same time, when the Chief Minister of Bihar was asked a question about his Prime Ministerial candidature, he said, 'If the opposition is united, then a good atmosphere will be created. I have no desire or aspiration (to become prime minister).
If the opposition will get united, then a good atmosphere will be created. I have no desire and no aspiration (to become prime minister): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Delhi pic.twitter.com/GQW0jjf6oQ— ANI (@ANI) September 5, 2022
BJP free India needed: KCR
More recently, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao had visited Bihar. During this, in a joint press conference with Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in Patna, he said that now a BJP-free India is needed. A consensus has been reached between three important political parties Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Janata Dal United (JDU) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) to remove the BJP from the country.
KCR said, 'Nitish Kumar is also of the mind that all the opposition parties in the country should unite and give the slogan of BJP-mukt Bharat.' In the same press conference, Nitish Kumar said that we are trying to make Main Front, not Third Front. Nitish also strongly criticized the functioning of the Centre.