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BJP top leadership in Bihar to meet, days after JD(U) defection

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had last week announced his exit from NDA

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The BJP's central leadership will hold a meeting with the party's Bihar unit leaders on Tuesday, days after the JD(U) parted ways with it and formed a new government in the state. They are likely to deliberate upon the BJP's future course of action, and the strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, with organisational changes also come up for discussion.

The meeting will be chaired by BJP national president J.P. Nadda and the general secretary (organisation) B.L. Santhosh will also be present.

Union Ministers Ashwini Choubey, Giriraj Singh and Nityanand Rai, and the party's senior leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad and Sushil Modi—all of whom are from Bihar—are expected to attend the meeting.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had last week announced his exit from NDA, accusing BJP of trying to split his JD(U).

His resignation was followed, almost immediately, by the 'Mahagathbandhan' comprising JD(U), RJD, Congress and the Left announcing their support to Kumar and his staking claim to form a new government.

The sudden development came as a huge setback to the party which had been flaunting its status as the senior partner in the ruling coalition. It had held a huge two-day function here in July end, which was attended by Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah and was seen as a veritable show of strength.

The two-member Bihar cabinet comprising Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Prasad Yadav is set to be expanded Tuesday with the induction of close to 30 members from different constituents.


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