JD(U) will contest Bihar polls with NDA, win over 200 seats: Nitish Kumar

Nitish also sought to dispel “confusions” arising from his recent meetings with RJD's Tejashwi Yadav

Nitish Kumar
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Bring to rest the speculations of a rift in the NDA in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday asserted his Janata Dal (United) will fight the upcoming assembly elections as part of the BJP-led NDA.

The chief minister said the NDA was “united” in Bihar as he sought to dispel “confusions” arising from his recent meetings with RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.

Addressing a ‘karyakarta sammelan’ of the party in Patna, Kumar underscored that with the state assembly having passed a unanimous resolution against the NRC and the NPR, “patience” should be kept on the CAA and “controversies” avoided until the matter was before the court.

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He also told JD(U) workers, “Let us resolve to ensure NDA will win more than 200 seats in Bihar assembly polls.” Assembly elections in the state are scheduled to be held later this year.

Kumar also slammed the opposition Congress-RJD alliance over the 1989 Bhagalpur riots and pointed out that it was only after his government came to power in 2005 that the guilty were brought to book and the victims got justice.

(With inputs from agencies)

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