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Bihar Political Crisis: JDU And RJD Call Emergency Meet; BJP Leaders To Flock To Delhi

Meanwhile, several top BJP leaders have been called to Delhi by the central leadership of the party.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar addresses a press conference with RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav after attend all party meeting over the caste Census at Samvad hall in Patna on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. (ANI Photo)

A major political upheaval seems to be unfolding in Bihar as both the JDU and the RJD have called an emergency meeting of all its MLAs and MPs on Tuesday. It’s being speculated that Nitish Kumar may dump BJP and join hands with RJD to form the next government in Bihar.

Meanwhile, several top BJP leaders have been called to Delhi by the central leadership of the party. The RCP Singh camp is boasting of a support from a vast majority of the JDU MLAs.

It’s learnt that Nitish may take a call on parting ways with the BJP and joining hands with the RJD after the important meeting with JDU MLAs and MPs at his official residence.

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Amid these developments, the BJP top brass tried to get into the damage control mode by reaching out to the BJP Chief Minister. The outcome of these talks are not yet known, but most of the party insiders are saying that Nitish Kumar has reached a point of no return and might take a U-turn again .

However, some leaders denied any prospects of realignment. “I do not see a crisis in the NDA. The chief minister held his Janta Durbar programme where so many BJP ministers were present. The meeting of JD(U) legislators has been called to discuss the fallout of the exit of a senior leader (RCP Singh),” PTI quoted state minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, one of the trusted aides of the Bihar CM.

“The senior leader, during his long stint in the party, must have built relationships with many members. Now that he has quit after an explanation was sought from him, a need is being felt to know how other senior leaders look at the episode. Tomorrow’s meeting will provide an opportunity,” said Chaudhary, a former assembly speaker who currently holds parliamentary affairs portfolio in the state cabinet.