Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav to Hold Meeting With Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai on May 11
Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav, the two contenders for the Chief Minister post in Bihar, are set to arrive in Mumbai on May 11th to meet with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The meeting is being seen as a significant development in the political landscape of Bihar and Maharashtra and is expected to have long-term implications for both states.
According to sources, Kumar and Yadav will discuss the political situation in Bihar and the possibilities of forming a government with the backing of NCP and Shiv Sena. The meeting also assumes significance in light of the upcoming assembly polls in Bihar.
Political observers believe that Kumar, who heads the Janata Dal (United), is trying to explore alternative political alliances as his alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been under severe strain lately. The JD(U) has been at loggerheads with the BJP over several issues, including the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens.
Yadav, who currently serves as the leader of the opposition in the Bihar assembly, has been critical of Kumar’s leadership style and has been demanding a change of guard in the JD(U) for quite some time. During the meeting, Pawar and Thackeray are expected to discuss the possibility of a grand alliance between the NCP, Shiv Sena, and RJD in Bihar.
Meanwhile, the BJP has downplayed the meeting, saying it is not of any significance. “Nitish Kumar is an ally of the BJP, and we have no doubts about his loyalty. As far as his meeting with Pawar and Thackeray is concerned, it is not a matter of concern for us,” said Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal.
The meeting assumes significance in the backdrop of the assembly polls due in Bihar in November this year. Both Yadav and Kumar are seen as possible contenders for the chief minister’s post. While Kumar is seeking an alliance with the BJP, Yadav is trying to form a grand alliance with the Congress and the RJD.
In conclusion, the meeting is being viewed as a significant development in the political scenario of Bihar and Maharashtra. It is expected to have far-reaching implications in light of the upcoming assembly polls in Bihar. The outcome of the meeting will be keenly watched by political observers and people alike. Stay tuned for further updates on this story.