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 Neither now, nor in future: Nitish says on possibility of JD(U) joining Modi government
Bihar

Neither now, nor in future: Nitish says on possibility of JD(U) joining Modi government

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Patna, May 31 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said there was no question of JD(U) joining Narendra Modi government at present or in future as such decision taken at initial stage in any alliance, remains valid for the future as well.

Mr Kumar, after his arrival from New Delhi, told media persons here that BJP president Amit Shah had informed him that there was a proposal for symbolic representation of allies of BJP in the new government to be headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The proposal was discussed in the core committee meeting of JD(U) and a decision was taken that the party should not join the government, just for symbolic representation, he added.

"We are not at all concerned for joining the government and JD(U) is solidly in NDA with its full support to the new government", Chief Minister said adding that JD(U) was also not in government in earlier regime of Mr Modi but continued its full support. It was true that JD(U) was interested to join government in beginning but the proposal of symbolic representation was not acceptable to the party, he pointed out.

Mr Kumar said that he was also running a coalition government in Bihar and had given proportionate representation to coalition partners in the cabinet. Either with BJP at present or with Grand Alliance earlier, he had always given proportionate representation to partners in the cabinet, he stated.

"It appears that there is no question of JD(U) of joining Narendra Modi government in future as decision of such nature with alliance taken in beginning remains valid for the future as well", Chief Minister said adding that proportionate representation to coalition partners in cabinet was also given in Vajpayee government.  (UNI)