Flanked by the main leaders of Bihar BJP, Nadda resorts to Nitish

PATNA: BJP acting president Jagat Prakash Nadda called the prime minister on Tuesday Nitish Kumar and he understood having discussed the political situation in the state where the assembly surveys will be conducted next year.

The national general secretary of the party in charge of the state Bhupendra Yadav, the deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and the state president Sanjay Jaiswal accompanied Nadda to 1, Anney Marg, where Kumar gave him a warm welcome and a bouquet of flowers.

The Bihar prime minister, who heads the JD (U), has been an ally of the BJP since 1996 and the coalition has ruled the state since 2005 when he removed from power the former formidable RJD headed by Lalu Prasad.

In their meeting that lasted about an hour, it is understood that the leaders discussed the political situation in the state where the assembly surveys will be conducted next year and the party leader has given a clear signal. Amit Shah , which Nadda will take over next month, that Kumar would lead the NDA once again in clashes in the state.

The NDA in Bihar, which also includes LJP founded by Ram Vilas Paswan and now headed by his son Chirag Paswan, is very confident since the Lok Sabha polls this year when he decimated the opposition winning 39 of the 40 seats.

It was Nadda's first visit to the city since she became the working president of her party.

In a function he addressed earlier in the day, the BJP leader said with affection that he was familiar with each and every one of Patna's streets where he was born and that he had spent his childhood before moving to his home state of Himachal Pradesh.

Before leaving, Kumar presented Nadda with an Angavastram and a memory.

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