Is the BJP-JD(U) Alliance in Bihar Showing Signs of Discord?

Reports from the recent JD(U) meetings are triggering speculations about a strain in the Bihar alliance.

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Although the parties are still in an alliance in the state, recent reports from the JDU's national executive committee are triggering speculations about a growing rift between the allies.

As Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar picked Ramachandra Prasad Singh to lead the party in the meeting , he reportedly made a pretty strong statement and said that he had no desire to become the CM but had to continue with the responsibilities due to pressures.

What is interesting to point out, is that this statement comes barely a week after six JD(U) MLAs defected to the BJP where the party is in opposition, leaving the JD(U) with all but one remaining MLA in the state.

Even as Renu Devi, one of the Deputy CMs from BJP in Bihar asserted that her party had not poached the JD(U) MLAs, after its meet party spokesperson KC Tyagi said that such activities are not good signs in any alliance.

What is the JD(U) hinting at? For this podcast we spoke to senior journalist Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay and political commentator Amitabh Tiwari. Tune in!

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