New Delhi, July 8: The Janata Dal (United) is likely to pass a resolution which would authorise Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to take decisions relating to the party’s alliance with National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state, sources told news agency ANI. The party is also expected to demand that party president Nitish Kumar be made the face of the BJP-led NDA in Bihar for next year’s Lok Sabha Election. Also Read - 8-9 Children Jibe: Tejashwi Yadav Condemns Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s Statement
The resolution will be moved at the party’s national executive meeting in New Delhi today. The sources also said that the JD-U leadership has conveyed to the BJP that they are not willing to settle with less number of seats than the BJP considering the party having more number of MLAs in Bihar. “JD(U) will be a big brother in seat sharing for 2019 polls in Bihar. The party would contest more seats, ” Senior JD-U leader K.C. Tyagi had said. Also Read - Rajya Sabha Seat Left Vacant After Ram Vilas Paswan's Death May Not go to LJP Again - This is Why
Meanwhile, Nitish Kumar has reached Delhi and the meeting is expected to begin at anytime soon. Amid such demands, it is speculated that the party may think over its alliance with the RJD and the Congress. In January 2017, Kumar resigned as head of government and returned to the NDA fold over corruption charges against Lalu Yadav and his son Tejaswi Yadav. Also Read - First Session of Newly-Constituted Bihar Legislative Assembly To Start From Today
A day ahead of its national executive meeting in Delhi, BJP ally JD-U on Saturday categorically made it clear the party will play big brother in Bihar and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be the face of NDA in the state. The Janata Dal-United also spelt out its plan to contest more seats in the state in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls amid speculation of growing differences over seat sharing in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).