Amid Political Crisis, Nitish To Attend Dinner With Prime Minister

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| July 22 , 2017 , 16:02 IST

As uncertainty increases in the politics of Bihar, JD(U) Chief Nitish Kumar’s visit to the dinner hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the farewell for the outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, has come as another blow for the barely intact government in the state.

According to sources, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is visiting Delhi on Saturday in order to attend the dinner hosted by the Prime Minister in honour of the outgoing President.

Nitish Kumar is also set to meet Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday. According to a party source, the Janata Dal-United President is set to meet Rahul Gandhi at 4 PM to discuss the present political situation in Bihar.

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The meeting comes at a time when the alliance in Bihar and ‘Mahagathbandhan’ is on the verge of breaking amid Nitish’s support leaning towards BJP and RJD obstinate wishes. The JD(U), Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal alliance in Bihar's ruling Grand Alliance is in the throes of a political crisis due to the CBI raids on RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav's premises over an alleged benami land deal.

The JD-U, in its efforts to portray a corruption-free image, has demanded that Tejashwi Yadav quits, which has been rejected by the RJD and the Congress. Talks between Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav last week do not seem to have smoothed the political ripples. Nitish Kumar's meeting with Rahul Gandhi comes days after Congress President Sonia Gandhi spoke to the Bihar Chief Minister and to RJD chief Lalu Prasad in an effort to prevent a collapse of the ruling coalition.

Nitish Kumar will be in Delhi for four days after he arrives in the capital on Saturday. He will attend a farewell dinner for outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, as well as the oath taking ceremony of Ram Nath Kovind as new President on Tuesday.

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