Another piece of bad news has come for Janata Dal United (JDU) national president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. Once again, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar has shocked him. This time, the BJP on Thursday included Janata Dal United MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh. Seven MLAs from Nitish Kumar’s party came there after winning the government.
The news comes at a time when the party’s national committee is scheduled to meet in Patna from Saturday. Where the joining of these legislators was considered certain. Arrangements were also made for their stay. But the BJP on one occasion broke the MLAs and included itself.
With this move, the BJP has sent a message to Nitish Kumar that he does not discriminate between allies and opponents when the number of his party and party members is increased from other MLAs of the party.
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However, there has been no formal response from Janata Dal United so far, but party leaders say the move will only bring relations to the BJP. This is by no means an auspicious sign. Earlier in Nagaland too, the party’s lone MLA had split and the chief minister of that place had included him in his party.
After the Bihar elections, there has been a major shift in the equation of relations between the BJP and the JDU. In the November Bihar elections, the BJP won more seats than the JDU. The BJP had earlier promised that Nitish Kumar would be the chief minister in the government and Nitish Kumar should be formed, but now the BJP’s dominance in the partnership has increased. In such a scenario, it remains to be seen whether the BJP’s move in Arunachal will have an impact on the politics of Nitish Kumar and Bihar.
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