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.
कल JD(U) के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री @NitishKumar जी से अपने निवास पर भेंट हुई। मैंने उन्हें JD(U) को NDA में शामिल होने के लिए आमंत्रित किया।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 12, 2017
"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.
Updated Date: Aug 12, 2017 12:28 PM