Nitish Kumar likely to be NDA convenor

nitishkumarBihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar is likely to become the NDA convenor. The JD(U) is also likely to get two berths in the Cabinet reshuffle that is round the corner.

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Amit Shah invited Nitish Kumar to join NDA

nitish-amitAfter allying with the BJP in Bihar, Nitish Kumar has been invited to join the NDA. “I met JD(U) president Nitish Kumar at my residence yesterday. I invited JD(U) to join the NDA,” Mr Shah said in a tweet today.

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Did the Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections split the JD(U)?

sharad-nitishThe rift in the JD(U) seems evident now. On Tuesday during the Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat, JD(U) spokesperson said that the lone MLA had voted for the BJP. However the MLA himself did not make it clear and said he had voted for the nation. Sharad Yadav who has been sulking ever since Nitish Kumar dumped the RJD and allied with the BJP decided to congratulate Ahmed Patel. The Congress’ Ahmed Patel won after a late night drama on Tuesday thanks to the Election Commission of India invalidating two votes.

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Over puris and aloo, the deal between JD(U) and BJP was struck in Bihar

nitishsushilmodiThe BJP leaders are coming and they will have dinner with us, Nitish Kumar said upon his return from the Governor’s residence. Nitish ahd returned to 1-Anne Marg after tendering his resignation and at that time, there was no formal talk of an alliance with the BJP. Back at home, Nitish watched Lalu Prasad Yadav speak on television. It was at that time that Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a congratulatory message to which Nitish Kumar responded promptly.

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Bihar floor test LIVE: Tejashwi a byproduct of dynasty politics, says BJP

nitish-sushilNitish Kumar who was sworn as Bihar Chief Minister for the 6th time will face a crucial trust vote in the legislative assembly today. The JD(U) and the BJP claim to have the support of 132 legislators.

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Who will form the next govt in Bihar? Here are the numbers and alliance possibilities

nitishkumarThe Grand Alliance has broken in Bihar. Nitish Kumar resigned as the Chief Minister of Bihar. The BJP is likely to give outside support to the JD(U). For a government to be formed in Bihar, the magic number is 122.

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Nitish Kumar to be sworn in as Bihar CM at 10 am: Sushil Modi to be deputy

nitishsushilmodiNitish Kumar will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar at 10 am today. Kumar who resigned as the Chief Minister of Bihar will be sworn in with Sushil Modi as his deputy.

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Who is Nitish Kumar, the man who always comes back stronger

nitish-kumarNitish Kumar has resigned several times in the past. He has however always made a come back following a resignation. In 1999 he resigned as railway minister following the Gaisal train accident. In 2005 he resigned as the Bihar CM when he failed to muster support for a majority. In 2014, he resigned as the Bihar CM after the JD(U) lost badly in the Lok Sabha elections. On Wednesday, he resigned as the Bihar CM.

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In Nitish Kumar’s resignation, the hope of a national ‘Grand Alliance’ falls

grandallianceThe writing was clear on the wall and Nitish Kumar who entered into an alliance with the RJD in Bihar walked out of it on Wednesday. The hopes of the opposition in India too come crashing down with this development.

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Bihar crisis: Nitish Kumar sworn in as CM, Sushil Modi is deputy

nitish-sushilOn Wednesday a crisis erupted in Bihar when Nitish Kumar tendered his resignation as Chief Minister and broke the Grand Alliance with the RJD and Congress formed in 2015.

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