Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) to join NDA

Prime News, National, Patna (Bihar), August 19:-  The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday passed a resolution to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) during the party’s national executive meeting chaired by leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

The political move that makes the ruling party in Bihar officially an ally of the NDA at the Centre comes weeks after Nitish broke ties with the Grand Alliance parties – Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal – in the state and re-formed the government in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

On July 26, Nitish Kumar had quit as Chief Minister after Lalu Yadav’s son, Tejashwi Yadav, refused to exit the Bihar government despite being caught in a corruption scandal. “My conscience told me to quit,” said Kumar, who was praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “fight against corruption” minutes later. Hours later, PM Modi’s party, the BJP came out in support of Kumar. The two had staked claim to form government soon after.

–(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)

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