Grand alliance can be resuscitated if Nitish Kumar leaves NDA: Congress

Updated:  Jun 18, 2018, 09:00 AM

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Shakti Singh Gohil, the Congress party's chief in Bihar, said on Sunday that the Mahagathbandhan or Grand Alliance can be resuscitated just if  Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar cuts ties with the National Democratic Alliance drove by the Bharatiya Janata Party. The Mahagathbandhan had included Kumar's Janata Dal (United), Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress and had ruled Bihar from 2015 to 2017. In July 2017, Kumar had left the organization together and aligned with the BJP.

Gohil guaranteed the "counter BJP union" was essential for national welfare and that it would be driven by the Congress since it is the greatest Opposition party, PTI announced.

On framing an excellent organization together in front of the 2019 General Elections, Gohil stated,"If any such plausibility develops [Kumar leaving the NDA], at that point we will talk about it with our partners" He included that the BJP and the Janata Dal (United) are "contradictory" and pondered what made Nitish Kumar join the NDA.

Gohil's comments come in the midst of clashing explanations by the BJP and the Janata Dal (United) over seat-sharing talks of the 2019 Lok Sabha decisions. A week ago, Nitish Kumar denied there was discontent inside his party due to its partnership with the BJP, and said the coalition would choose the sharing of seats. This came after Janata Dal (United) General Secretary Shyam Rajak said the BJP must do equity to his party amid the decisions.

Gohil asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration was seen as against in reverse classes. He said that NDA partners, for example, the Lok Janshakti Party and the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, with vote banks of other backward Classes and most backward classes, have no choice however to cut ties with the BJP or run down with it in 2019.


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