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No dispute on NDA leader in Bihar: BJP on Nitish

November 10, 2020 17:34 IST

With the National Democratic Alliance leading in 128 of the 243 seats in Bihar assembly, Bharatiya Janata Party state chief Sanjay Jaiswal said there is no dispute regarding who will lead the government if the alliance returns to power in the state.

IMAGE: People wear masks of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and PM Narendra Modi in Patna. Photograph: ANI Photo

A party or a coalition requires 122 seats to form the government in Bihar.

"The issue has been cleared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief J P Nadda much before the elections," he said, while responding to a query whether chief minister Nitish Kumar will lead the NDA government if the alliance secures a majority in the assembly.

Without naming Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and Grand Alliance chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav, Jaiswal took a swipe at him, saying, "People are intelligent enough to distinguish between truth and falsehood."


Earlier in the day, the Janata Dal-United exuded confidence that the NDA will again form a government in Bihar under Kumar.

"I have been saying this for a long time that the NDA will form the government under the leadership of CM Nitish Kumar. The opposition ran a misleading campaign with several allurements to woo voters," state JD-U chief Vashishtha Narayan Singh told reporters in Patna.

When asked whether the BJP or the JD-U will lead the government, Singh too said the prime minister, Union home minister Amit Shah and Nadda have made it "amply clear" on several occasions as to who will lead the government.

The trio and other senior leaders had said on several occasions during campaigning that Nitish Kumar will lead the government if the NDA returns to power in the state.

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