Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Meet to Discuss Political Situation in India

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On Tuesday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrived in Delhi to meet with RJD chief Lalu Prasad. The two discussed their current political plans with an aim to strengthen the opposition and examine their capacity to stand against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2024 parliamentary elections. Lalu Prasad’s son, Tejashwi Yadav, was also in Delhi to meet with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on the same day.

After landing in Delhi, Nitish Kumar went to Misa Bharti’s house for a meeting with Lalu Prasad. He was reported to have enquired after the former’s health, who had recently undergone a medical procedure. Sources informed that the two had a discussion about the current political situation.

Nitish Kumar is anticipated to have meetings with other opposition leaders including Congress president, Mallikarjun Kharge. Previously, the JD (U) head had stressed for the parties to join forces and make efforts to defeat the BJP. He also mentioned in February that such a union could potentially reduce the party’s seats in the Lok Sabha to under a 100.

The JD (U), Congress, RJD, and the Left parties are part of a coalition in Bihar. There has been a call from the former to unite against the BJP and the increasing number of meetings suggest that the opposition is serious about standing strong against the nationalist party. It will be interesting to see how the talks progress and whether the opposition will be able to come together in the 2024 parliamentary elections.