Nitish Kumar Says Issues With The BJP Related To Lok Sabha Polls Will Be Sorted Out Soon


New Delhi: Just before the meeting with the BharatiyaJanata Party national president Bihar chief minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar said that issues with the BJP related to the LokSabha polls would be sorted out in time and that there was no problem between the two allies.

With BJP president Amit Shah set to meet Kumar in Patna on July 12, the saffron party leaders also played down reports of differences between the two allies and expressed confidence that they will fight the elections together.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of his weekly public interaction programme ‘LokSamvad’ in the state, Kumar asserted that any question of his party becoming a part of an anti-BJP alliance elsewhere did not arise.

“I am sitting here alongside (Deputy Chief Minister) Sushil Kumar Modi. It is amply clear that the government is functioning well and there is no problem between the two parties,” he said. Sushil Kumar Modi is the BJP’s senior most leader in the state government.

Asked about reports of differences among the NDA partners over allocation of LokSabha seats in the state, he said, “I do not wish to comment on what has been going on in the media. It is all hot air. All the issues relating to the 2019 LokSabha elections will be sorted out in the due course of time and the outcome would be made public. There is no hurry.”

The then NDA parties – BJP, Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP and UpendraKushwaha-led RLSP – had contested 30, seven and three seats respectively in the 2014 elections, winning 22, six and three of them.

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