Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is reportedly considering a change in political alliances, potentially aligning with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In a meeting at his official residence, Kumar discussed the changed political situation with senior leaders. While the details of the meeting remain undisclosed, it has sparked speculation about a possible shift in alliances.
Security at the Chief Minister's residence in Patna has been heightened, and there are indications that Kumar might make a decision to join forces with the BJP. The strained relationship between Kumar and his ally Lalu Prasad Yadav from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) adds complexity to the political dynamics in Bihar.
In light of the evolving situation, Nitish Kumar has canceled a scheduled rally in Jharkhand, signaling a shift in his focus and political strategy. Reports suggest that he received a call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, although it is stated to be unrelated to a fresh alliance. Kumar's decision to skip events in other states and his avoidance of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra further fuel speculation about potential realignments.
While the timing of any decision remains uncertain, Nitish Kumar's actions and statements indicate a possible shift away from the Mahagathbandhan alliance with the RJD in favor of aligning with the BJP. The political landscape in Bihar may witness significant changes in the coming days.
(With Agency Inputs)