Live Update: All Eyes On Bihar As Nitish Kumar Likely To Split From Ally BJP

Nitish Kumar is reportedly convinced that Bihar will become the sequel to Maharashtra.

Live Update: All Eyes On Bihar As Nitish Kumar Likely To Split From Ally BJP
New Delhi:

The long-standing conflict between Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and the BJP has reached an off-the-charts scale. Sniping at each other is par for the course since they got together in 2017. But for the first time, there is a very real and present danger.

Nitish Kumar is reportedly convinced that Bihar will become the sequel to Maharashtra, which has just witnessed the removal of Uddhav Thackeray as the head of its government in an exercise that was meticulously planned and implemented by the BJP. 

Hence, a public attack by his top aide yesterday, accusing the BJP "of working to break our party."
 

Here are the LIVE updates on Nitish Kumar vs the BJP:

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Aug 08, 2022 17:58 (IST)
Aug 08, 2022 17:55 (IST)
Meeting Tomorrow To Discuss JD(U), Says BJP's Bihar Minister Amid Crisis

The BJP will hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss what party's Bihar minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary called "issues within the Janata Dal United". The meeting comes as the shaky alliance between the party and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's party approaches a point of no return. The JD(U) is holding a meeting of its MLAs tomorrow to take their views on the way forward.
Aug 08, 2022 17:06 (IST)
“Take On BJP Directly”: Chirag Paswan Slams Nitish Kumar Over "Conspiracy" Accusation

Former Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan on Monday hit out at the Janata Dal (United) and dared it to take on the BJP directly instead of accusing him of involvement in a conspiracy to dent Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's popularity.

Addressing a press conference here, Chirag Paswan claimed the chief minister faced "greater danger from his close aides than from me" even as he alleged that Nitish Kumar has insulted former JD(U) national president RCP Singh, and had previously humiliated Sharad Yadav and George Fernandes.
Aug 08, 2022 16:15 (IST)
Congress Will "Welcome” Nitish Kumar If He Ends Ties With BJP: Report

The Congress has convened a meeting of its legislature party in Bihar on Monday to discuss the political situation in the state and will "welcome" Chief Minister Nitish Kumar into the opposition camp if he chose to end ties with BJP, party sources said.

All India Congress Committee (AICC) Secretary Shakil Ahmed Khan, who is also a Member of Legislative Assembly(MLA), said the meeting will be held at the residence of Congress legislature party leader Ajeet Sharma and is likely to be attended by the party's in-charge of Bihar, Bhakt Charan Das, who is scheduled to reach here in the evening.
Aug 08, 2022 14:17 (IST)
Alliance With BJP On Downward Spiral, Says Nitish Kumar's Party

Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United has attacked the BJP again as the crisis between the ruling allies of Bihar approaches, questioning how the party can decide who from the JD(U) can join Union cabinet.

JD(U) state president Rajiv Ranjan Singh aka Lalan Singh, whose comments yesterday indicated a possible crisis, today said it is "clear what they (the BJP) are up to".

Talking to reporters today, he said the BJP had said, "We agree only to your name".

"Is it the BJP who decides who from JD(U) will become the minister? If the BJP is deciding all that, then it is understood what they are up to. What we said has turned out to be correct... they notified the Chief Minister and he said when it has been decided, then you go ahead and become the minister".

Aug 08, 2022 14:14 (IST)
BJP Handling of Uddhav Thackeray Haunts Nitish Kumar: Sources
Built-in to Nitish Kumar's crisis with the BJP is his overwhelming concern that his ally is working to pink slip him, said sources close to the Chief Minister.
Aug 08, 2022 13:35 (IST)
Nitish Kumar vs BJP Reaches Clear-And-Present-Danger Stage: 10 Facts
The long-standing conflict between Nitish Kumar and the BJP has reached an off-the-charts scale. Sniping at each other is par for the course since they got together in 2017. But for the first time, there is a very real and present danger.
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