After meeting NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that he just wants most of the opposition to get untied and it will be in the interest of the country.
Nitish Kumar is in Delhi to make efforts to unite the opposition parties against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2024 national elections. During his Delhi visit, the Bihar Chief Minister met several opposition leaders including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, ex-Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI general secretary D Raja and former Haryana CM OP Chautala on Monday and Tuesday.
After meeting NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday, Nitish Kumar made his intention behind meeting those leaders. “There was a very good conversation. These (BJP) people are not doing any work. It is important to get united. I just want most of the opposition to get untied. If (the opposition) gets united then it will be in the country’s interest: ANI quoted the Bihar CM as saying.
However, RCP Singh, the closest confidant-turned-fierce critic of Nitish Kumar, slammed the Bihar Chief Minister, saying that the opposition will never unite. “Opposition unity will never be possible… Bihar is struggling with drought and flood, farmers are devastated, and the chief minister is in Delhi on a political sojourn,” RCP Singh told media soon after landing at the Patna airport from Delhi.