BJP chief Amit Shah invites Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to join NDA

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has invited Bihar chief minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), following the latter's alliance with the saffron party in the state to form a new government.

File image of Nitish Kumar. AFP

File image of Nitish Kumar. AFP

"I met JD(U) president Nitish Kumar at my residence yesterday. I invited JD(U) to join the NDA," Shah said in a tweet on Saturday.

The Bihar-based party is expected to endorse the proposal to join the NDA in its national executive meeting in Patna on 19 August, after which it is likely to join the Narendra Modi cabinet.

Asked if the party would join the Modi cabinet, a JD(U) leader said such a decision would be "natural".

"When we are together in government in Bihar, it is only natural that our party joins the Union government," he said.


Published Date: Aug 12, 2017 12:28 pm | Updated Date: Aug 12, 2017 12:28 pm


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