Nitish Kumar Will Attend Lalu Yadav's Anti-BJP Rally If Invited

Reaffirming his support for the GST, Kumar said there would be problems initially in switching over to a new tax regime, but in the long run it would help everybody. "It has absolutely no impact on our relationship as far the JD-U, Congress and other parties are concerned in Bihar".

"I have said earlier also that I am not the PM face of opposition in 2019, neither am I eligible", he said, speaking to the media.

According to reports, Nitish Kumar had attacked Congress recently, saying it was not he who changed his ideology, but the party.

Three police officials, including two superintendent-rank officers, in Bihar were issued show cause notices on Monday for allegedly fiddling with their mobile phones during Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's address at an event last week.

Nitish Kumar also criticised without naming anyone that the issue of farmers was pushed to the back burners due to Presidential elections. The Kumar-led party has been venting its anger against Azad's remarks for the past few days, as it feels that Congress is playing one-upmanship.

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"Our leader Nitish Kumar will be attending the RJD's anti-BJP rally in his personal capacity, if he is invited", JD (U) spokesperson Sanjay Singh said after the party's state executive committee meeting. "He needs to support Meira Kumar as she is a better candidate", Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI.

Justifying his party's stand on supporting Kovind as a presidential poll nominee and attending the special session of Parliament on GST, he said, "It's our principled stand taken after thoroughly deliberating on all aspects". I am taking up your fight want me to withdraw?

Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) president Amit Shah announced Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind would be the government's candidate for the country's top post. After that when the congress made a decision to boycott the midnight session of the parliament to lauch the GST in the country, then also his party choose to attend the celebration. He stressed, 'I do not want to be Prime Minister'.

On Opposition unity, the JD (U) leader said: "Coalition is not the only thing, we need to set alternative agenda and set it before the people..." We were not even aware of their castes.

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