Mallikarjun Kharge responds to Bihar instability as leading JD-U figures hurry to Nitish Kumar’s home

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Political Uncertainty in Bihar

News comes from our source at Reader Wall: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, denied any knowledge on Saturday about the rumours of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his party Janata Dal (United), or JD-U leaving the Opposition faction, INDIA bloc.

Comments amidst rumours

Summoning a response to this rising political speculation in Bihar, Kharge stated, “I am not equipped with any information on the JD-U exiting from the INDIA bloc. The party’s intentions are not clear at this point.”

Further, he revealed about his imminent travel to Dehradun and then to Delhi. “I will gather more information there and subsequently address this issue,” he promised.

Efforts to maintain unity

Kharge did not hold back from expressing their efforts to garner unity within the grand alliance. “I have been in talks with leaders like Mamata Banerjee, Lalu Prasad Yadav, and Sitaram Yechury. If we come together, we can put up a strong fight and ensure the success of the INDIA bloc. Those committed to protecting democracy will continue to support us,” spoke the Congress leader.

Fuel to the fire came in when strong signals suggested that Nitish Kumar might be considering withdrawing from the ruling ‘Mahagathbandhan’ and returning to the BJP-led NDA, a previous ally.

Mamata Banerjee and Nitish Kumar

Meanwhile, in a recent press conference, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh provided inputs. He shared that Kharge had made attempts to initiate conversations with Nitish Kumar, however, to no avail.

He added, “Kharge has tried to reach out to Nitish Kumar multiple times. But the Bihar CM seems to be preoccupied.”

At the same time, Ramesh expressed his optimistic anticipation that leaders like Mamata Banerjee and Nitish Kumar, who played significant roles in building the INDIA bloc, will continue to support the alliance.

Rising Political Turmoil

Meanwhile in Patna, top leaders of the JD(U) gathered immediately at Nitish Kumar’s residence for an emergency meeting. Leaders like ex-national president Rajiv Ranjan Singh, ‘Lalan’, minister and national general secretary Sanjay Kumar Jha, and state legislative council chairman Devesh Chandra Thakur reached the CM’s official home.

Simultaneously, a meeting involving RJD legislators was happening at the residence of party president Lalu Prasad Yadav.

There has been no comment yet by Nitish Kumar regarding the rising political unrest. The rumours are rife about his possible resignation and the formation of a new government backed by the BJP. Against the backdrop of these rumours, Nitish Kumar was seen attending a function in Buxar district – a project undertaken by the state tourism department, held by current deputy chief minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.

*This news article is based on the inputs provided by our source at Reader Wall

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