Nitish Kumar’s call from a phone call is politically difficult to ignore, even for BJP
Nitish Kumar called on Tuesday to know about the health of the National Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Yadav. This was confirmed by the tweet of Leader of the Opposition Taksavya Yadav in the Bihar Legislative Assembly. After the phone call, market of speculations has become hot. The discussion between the BJP and the JDU continues to be discussed whether Nitish Kumar will go with RJD again? Or will his friendship with PM Modi and BJP remain?
It is important to know that before Nitish Kumar’s phone call is reached, it is important that there is a political and personal relationship between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Lalu Yadav, Ram Vilas Paswan and Sushil Modi. All these politicians started the political life together. Despite being a fierce opponent, courtesy talks and discussions continue to run between them. Like on May 12, Nitish Kumar and Ram Vilas Paswan had come to bless Lalu Yadav’s elder son Tajratap. In the marriage of Sushil Modi’s son, Laloo Yadav had also come to bless the groom-bride.
Political Axis of Bihar
Since the 90’s, Bihar has always had three strengths in politics. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), RJD and Janata Dal United (JDU) The two of the three who have come together have their government. If we talk about the 2005 and 2010 assembly elections, then the BJP and JDU fought together and Nitish Kumar became the chief minister. JDU emerged as the largest party in both elections. In the coalition of 2010, the NDA had success in winning 206 out of 243 seats.
This equation also fit in the 2015 assembly elections. Maha coalition formed to stop BJP. Though its name may have been kept, but it has two main parties in it. RJD and JDU A total of 151 MLAs of both of them had reached the Assembly. In such a way, ignoring Nitish Kumar and his party JDU will not be easy for the BJP as well.
Do not get ‘double engine’ advantage!
It was only a year by the government of the Maha coalition in Bihar that Nitish Kumar separated his path and formed the government with BJP. In the meeting that decided to separate from the Maha coalition, most of the JDU MLAs talked about the bad image of the party in one voice. Besides, supporters of both parties also had a wave of happiness. Discussed that the ‘double engine’ (central and state) government would benefit Bihar.
Although now sources of JDU say that the NDA government in Bihar is going to be one year, but the ‘double engine’ is not getting the benefit of the benefit. Most central projects are hanging The special package announced for Bihar is also not showing generosity towards the Center. Nitish Kumar’s closest leaders believe that Nitish Kumar’s image known as a development man in the politics of the country. For this reason, this attitude of the Center can have an effect on his image.
BJP will have to take initiative on seat sharing
In Bihar, BJP has consistently been struggling with the face. Even today, BJP does not have any such common face in Bihar compared to Nitish. JDU leader is constantly calling Bihar a Nitish Kumar face At the same time, BJP speaks of contesting elections under the leadership of Narendra Modi. If the current government is talking about JDU is the biggest party. JDU has 71 MLAs and 53 MLAs of BJP. In such a situation, BJP will have to take initiative to resolve the screwed stroke on the coalition.
The BJP’s eye is also on 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. Separation of JDU can prove to be harmful for bringing more and more seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Maybe the BJP’s central leadership is also aware of it. This is the reason why leaders like Giriraj Singh and Ashwini Chaubey, who are always in the limelight, are not making any statement about the coalition and Nitish Kumar. Nitish Kumar also shows the eye to the BJP, but does not miss the attacks on RJD and Congress.