Nitish Kumar’s Stunning U-Turn: JDU Chief at Governor’s House Amid Political Turmoil

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Nitish Kumar’s Stunning U-Turn: JDU Chief at Governor’s House Amid Political Turmoil

New Delhi: In a surprising turn of events, Nitish Kumar is set to be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the seventh time tomorrow, with support from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), sources informed NDTV. The BJP is expected to receive two Deputy Chief Minister berths as part of the deal, similar to the arrangement after the 2020 elections.

The unexpected political development has led to a flurry of activity and speculations in Bihar’s political landscape. The BJP’s role in supporting Nitish Kumar has been viewed with keen interest, especially as the state grapples with uncertainties over seat-sharing within the Mahagathbandhan.

BJP Accused of Creating Differences in Mahagathbandhan

The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (CPI(ML)) has accused the BJP of trying to create differences within the Mahagathbandhan over seat-sharing. CPI(ML) leader Mahboob Alam alleged that the BJP aims to win the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and is attempting to sow discord among alliance partners.

Amid the confusion and political maneuvers, Chirag Paswan, chief of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), stated that his party is closely monitoring the situation. He emphasized that there is some unrest in the state, and clarity on whether Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United (JDU) will realign with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected in the coming days.

LJP’s Stand and BJP’s State Executive Meeting

Chirag Paswan revealed that the BJP’s senior leadership is in contact with him regarding strategies for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. The LJP chief expressed uncertainty about Nitish Kumar’s potential return to the NDA and mentioned that the situation is being closely observed.

The BJP has called for a state executive meeting in Bihar on January 27 and January 28, adding to the speculation surrounding Nitish Kumar’s political moves. Bihar BJP’s State Executive Meeting coincides with the unfolding political developments, indicating the party’s preparedness for various scenarios.

Bihar BJP’s State Executive Meeting and Awaited Clarity

Vijay Kumar Sinha, the Leader of Opposition in Bihar, stated that the BJP’s state unit would abide by the decision of the central leadership. Sinha mentioned that the central leadership is closely monitoring the situation and assured that the state unit would accept whatever decision is made.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has urged Nitish Kumar to clarify his position on whether he plans to exit the Mahagathbandhan. Amidst the political drama, it remains to be seen how the situation unfolds and what impact it may have on Bihar’s political landscape.


Nitish Kumar’s unexpected move and the evolving political dynamics in Bihar have created a wave of uncertainty. As stakeholders closely watch the developments, the coming days may provide clarity on the political realignments and alliances in the state.

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