Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Sunday stated Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who snapped ties with the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) final yr, can return to the Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) any time.
Speaking to PTI, Ramdas Athawale stated Nitish Kumar was a part of the NDA earlier and regardless of the BJP getting extra seats within the meeting elections in Bihar final time, he was made the chief minister.
The minister additionally took a dig on the opposition’s INDIA alliance, alleging that its sole agenda was to take away Prime Minister Narendra Modi from energy.
Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) snapped ties with the saffron social gathering and walked out of the NDA in August 2022. He later joined arms with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and shaped a brand new authorities. He is without doubt one of the most important faces of the opposition events’ alliance – INDIA.
“Nitish Kumar can come again to us anytime,” the Union Minister of State for Social Justice, whose Republican Celebration of India (Athawale) is a part of the ruling NDA, stated.
Ramdas Athawale stated, Nitish Kumar had reservations concerning the identify of the opposition’s INDIA alliance, and in addition there are divisions inside the grouping on who will likely be its convener and in addition the prime ministerial candidate.
“I used to be in Patna yesterday and I used to be requested concerning the reported displeasure of Nitish Kumar who had left the Bengaluru meet of the opposition alliance early,” Ramdas Athawale stated.
“I stated if he (Nitish Kumar) isn’t joyful, he should not go to Mumbai (for the subsequent assembly of the INDIA alliance). He had been with the NDA earlier and might come again to us anytime,” he added.
Indian Nationwide Developmental Inclusive Alliance, identified by its abbreviation ‘INDIA’, is an opposition entrance introduced by the leaders of 26 events to contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Ramdas Athawale, nevertheless, stated that ‘INDIA’ stood for “Introduction Unfavourable Date Thought Alliance”.
“Its agenda is ‘Modi hatao’ (take away Modi), whereas our agenda is growth of the nation,” he stated.
The minister claimed that Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray and Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar are of no use to Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal, whereas she is of no use to the opposition in Maharashtra.
“Equally, Mamata Banerjee and Communists have been at loggerheads for lengthy,” he stated.
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