Nitish Kumar to seek votes for PM Modi in Varanasi, take part in his roadshow

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 April 2019, 01:11 PM
Nitish Kumar to seek votes for PM Modi in Varanasi
Nitish Kumar to seek votes for PM Modi in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to file his nomination from Varanasi on April 26. He will be accompanied by BJP’s top brass, including Amit Shah and others. Chief Ministers of NDA-ruled states including Nitish Kumar and many ally leaders will attend the event.

However, on Thursday, a day before filing his nomination, PM will hold a roadshow and mega-rally in Varanasi. Interestingly, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will attend both and seek votes for Modi for Lok Sabha elections.

Recently, at a public rally in Bihar’s Raniganj block, Nitish Kumar had said that the BJP needs to be voted to power again. He had further said that the Narendra Modi-led government can get Bihar out of backwardness. On the occasion, Bihar CM also enumerated the achievements of the BJD-led NDA government.

Modi represents Varanasi in the Parliament. The city of temples votes on May 19. The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are being held in seven phases, starting from April 11. The first, second and third phase has been concluded. The fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh phase of polls will undergo on April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19 respectively. The results will be declared on May 23.

In the year 2013, Nitish Kumar left the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) when the BJP declared Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. After a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, Nitish joined Mahagathbandhan and sorted all his differences with Lalu Prasad Yadav. In 2015, Nitish Kumar became Chief Minister of Bihar with support of Lalu Yadav’s RJD. However, Nitish broke away, only to go back to where he was before.

Less than 24 hours after resigning as CM, Nitish with the support of BJP formed a new government in Bihar. Nitish portrayed his split with Lalu Yadav’s RJD saying that he was no longer comfortable being in government with the scam-tainted Yadav family.

First Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 01:10 PM
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