Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who’s navigating a less-than-smooth alliance with the BJP, stated right now that he wish to go to the Rajya Sabha sometime. That will imply matching the report of two contemporaries – Lalu Yadav and Sushil Modi – who’ve been members of all homes of parliament and the meeting.
This morning, Nitish Kumar instructed reporters at his workplace within the Bihar meeting that he, too, needed to be member of the Rajya Sabha sooner or later. To date, he has been a member of the Bihar meeting, legislative council and Lok Sabha.
The remark, made in an off-the-cuff chat with journalists, triggered enormous hypothesis that Nitish Kumar, who has been Chief Minister for 16 years, is angling for a brand new position. It’s an open secret that he would not thoughts the put up of Vice President, which falls vacant within the subsequent few days.
Mr Kumar was requested whether or not he was contemplating operating for parliament from Nalanda, since he has been touring the now abolished Lok Sabha constituency of Barh, which he received 5 instances. Main components of Barh are actually in Nalanda. “No likelihood,” stated the Chief Minister. However when requested whether or not he wish to be a member of the Rajya Sabha, he stated: “I will not thoughts going to the Rajya Sabha however for now, I’ve the tasks of Chief Minister. I’ve been Chief Minister for over 16 years, so I do not know…”
Mr Kumar’s want is being interpreted in political circles in numerous methods. One part of Bihar NDA (BJP-led Nationwide Democratic Alliance) leaders are of the view that he has both already been sounded out a few coveted job in Delhi or that he has tossed an concept to the BJP management that he can be keen to think about a shift to the capital, however for one thing substantial.
Mr Kumar received a second straight time period within the 2020 Bihar election however with a tremendously diminished standing within the BJP-led alliance, together with his Janata Dal United profitable fewer seats than ally BJP and putting third total.
Over the previous two years, the partnership has been strained with the BJP now not taking part in second fiddle to Mr Kumar.