Patna/New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has called a meeting of all MLAs and MPs of his party Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday, pointing to his displeasure and growing confrontation with alliance partner BJP.
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These 5 big reasons due to which JDU can separate from BJP:
- Nitish Kumar wants Bihar Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha to be removed. The Chief Minister has lost his cool several times on Vijay Kumar Sinha, who has been accused by Nitish Kumar of openly violating the Constitution by raising questions against his government.
- Nitish Kumar is also upset with his party JD(U) being offered only one ministerial post in the Narendra Modi government in June 2019. He retaliated by including eight of his party colleagues in the expanded Bihar cabinet, leaving one vacant for the BJP.
- The JD(U) chief is against simultaneous state and national elections. The idea of holding simultaneous elections to states and Parliament was conceived by PM Modi, which has been strongly opposed by the opposition. This was one of the issues where JD(U) found common ground with the opposition.
- According to sources, Nitish Kumar wants a bigger share in the selection of BJP ministers in his cabinet. However, the move will weaken Home Minister Amit Shah’s alleged hold over Bihar, which is seen as close to him, sources said. For example, BJP’s Sushil Modi, who had been Bihar’s deputy chief minister for most of Nitish Kumar’s tenure, was thrown out of Bihar by the party leadership.
- Nitish Kumar is also upset with the coalition partner over the BJP-led central government’s offer of symbolic representation as Union ministers to allies. Former Union minister RCP Singh, who quit the JD(U) on Saturday, had spoken directly to the BJP leadership, bypassing Nitish Kumar to become a Union minister. JD(U) national president Rajeev Ranjan (Lalan) Singh on Sunday said, “What is the need to be included in the Union Cabinet? The Chief Minister had decided in 2019 that we will not be a part of the Union Cabinet.”