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What's Happening In Mahagathbandhan Is For Everyone To See, Says Nitish Kumar

Sources close to the chief minister pointed out that the CM was increasingly unsure about the alliance, especially in the backdrop of the recent meetings held by Tejaswi Yadav with Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi.

Marya Shakil | CNN-News18maryashakil

Updated:July 25, 2017, 3:38 PM IST
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What's Happening In Mahagathbandhan Is For Everyone To See, Says Nitish Kumar
File photo of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.(Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: The turmoil in the Bihar government refuses to die down. In a subtle hint at his growing discomfort with alliance partner RJD, chief minister Nitish Kumar, on Wednesday, said everyone could see what’s happening in Patna.

“The alliance between RJD and JDU is for everyone to see and figure out,” he told News18.

Sources close to the chief minister pointed out that the CM was increasingly unsure about the alliance, especially in the backdrop of the recent meetings held by Tejaswi Yadav with Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi.

“The alliance breaking up is a matter of time. For now, they are just going with the flow. It may not stick around for long,” the source added.

CNN-News18 had, on Monday, reported that Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav, whom the CBI has booked in a land graft case, amid bickering in Mahagathbandhan met Congress President Sonia Gandhi. This came just two days after Nitish Kumar met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday.

Fissures in the Bihar Mahagathbandhan came to the fore after the CBI booked Lalu Yadav, Rabri Devi, and their son Tejashwi in a corruption case. Lalu has been accused of influencing the awarding of an IRCTC tender when he was the railway minister in 2005 and accepting prime land in return. The land was allegedly transferred to Tejashwi and Rabri via a shell company.

The Congress – third member of the alliance – has been playing peacemaker in the standoff between Bihar’s two major parties.
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