Bihar political turmoil: All eyes now on CM Nitish Kumar’s next move

Patna,  Amid buzz regarding Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar dumping the RJD, the BJP and RJD both were anxiously waiting for the next move of Kumar.

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav would open his cards once Nitish Kumar clears his stand on the issue of snapping ties with the RJD for crossing over to BJP to form NDA Government in Bihar.

The BJP was also silent on the issue as they too were waiting for a formal step of Kumar in this regard.

A senior BJP leader Radha Mohan Singh without taking the name of any leader, appealed to them to come out of the swamp. His appeal was being considered as an indirect approach to the Chief Minister who was seen along with the Union Minister Ashwini Chaubey in a religious event in Buxar on Saturday.

Another Hindu fire brand leader and Union Minister Giriraj Singh said that neither Nitish Kumar nor Lalu Prasad so far have cleared their intention. The role of BJP would start only when Kumar makes a formal announcement of walking out from the grand alliance, he maintained.

Meanwhile RJD held an important meeting of the Legislature party to decide the future course of its action based on the decision of Nitish Kumar. Addressing the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Prasad Yadav was learnt to have appealed to his party legislators to apprise the people about the achievements of RJD made during the past one and half years in the grand alliance government.

Trying to pacify his legislators, Tejaswi said let Nitish Kumar go wherever he wishes.

Ruling out to conduct any parade in his support before the governor, Yadav asked his party MLAs to remain prepared to face the elections.

Congress MLC Premchand Mishra claimed that Nitish Kumar was with the grand alliance and chances of shifting towards NDA was bleak.

The Chief Minister was leader of the grand alliance government, Mishra said and refused to make any comment just on the basis of a speculations

Meanwhile soon after coming back from Buxar, Nitish Kumar also conducted an emergent meeting of his core party committee attended by building construction Minister Ashok Choudhary, Water Resources Minister Sanjay Jha, Finance Minister Vijay Chaudhary, Energy Minister Vijender Yadav and former national president of his party Lalan Singh.

Congress legislature party leader in the state assembly Shakeel Ahmed Khan also convened a meeting in Purnia where it is learnt that out of 19 MLAs only 10 attended the meeting whereas 9 were conspicuous by their absence.

JDU MLA Gopal Mandal claimed that some of the Congress MLAs were in contact with JDU leader Ashok Choudhary and may switch over to support the NDA government.