Nitish calls emergency meeting, BJP’s state chief leaves for Delhi

| Updated: 25 January, 2024 6:16 pm IST

NEW DELHI: Bihar is witnessing heightened activities and a surge in tensions between the Janata Dal United (JDU), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Against the backdrop of the Grand Alliance government’s internal strife, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has called for an urgent meeting with senior JDU leaders at his residence in Patna.

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Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Bihar, another significant development is unfolding. Kumar has summoned top JDU leaders to the CM House. Notable figures such as JDU state president Umesh Kushwaha, Lalan Singh, Khalid Anwar, Vijay Choudhary, Ashok Choudhary, and several other JDU leaders have convened at the CM House for a critical meeting.

Parallely, the BJP’s State President Samrat Choudhary and former Deputy CM Renu Devi abruptly departed for Delhi on Thursday evening, indicating that significant political manoeuvres might be in progress in Bihar. Simultaneously, at CM’s residence in Patna, there is an air of urgency as JDU’s State President Umesh Kushwaha, former National President and MP Lalan Singh, Bihar Cabinet Minister Sanjay Jha, and other prominent party leaders gather for a crucial meeting.

 

The meeting concluded swiftly, lasting only about 15 minutes, marking it as the shortest cabinet meeting during CM’s tenure. Reports suggest that Nitish Kumar did not engage in any conversation with Tejashwi Yadav during the meeting. Three agenda items were discussed and received formal consent. Kumar promptly signed the register and left the premises post the meeting.

 

Unlike the usual routine where the CM, ministers, and officials engage in conversations over tea and snacks, this meeting witnessed a departure from the norm. After the meeting, Nitish Kumar proceeded to his chamber, adjacent to the Cabinet hall, and then headed towards his residence.

While speculations are rampant regarding the discussions in this meeting, the CM’s residence in Patna has witnessed heightened security measures amid these political manoeuvres.

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