Ever since Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has formed a new government with RJD in Bihar, he has been continuously boasting of ousting the BJP from the center in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. For this, he also advocates opposition unity. However, he has been given a big blow by the Leader of the Opposition and Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrasekhar Rao. The Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) rally called by him was attended by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav as well as Left leaders like D Raja and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, but Nitish Kumar took the stage. Did not see
Nitish Kumar refused to comment with a sarcastic smile when asked about KCR not inviting him to the rally during Samadhan Yatra. However, political analysts have seen the incident as a major setback for the Chief Minister of Bihar. Let us tell you that Nitish Kumar’s party considers him as PM material.
According to a Times of India report, JDU national general secretary KC Tyagi said, “KCR always talks about non-BJP and non-Congress front, but we are against political distance between non-BJP parties.” We all want a non-BJP government.” He further said that political parties including Congress, Mamata Banerjee’s TMC, Naveen Patnaik’s BJD, TDP, Deve Gowda will come together. BJP cannot be defeated by half unity among political parties.
When asked if KCR’s not calling Nitish Kumar’s rally was a blow to him, KC Tyagi said, “There is no need to be disheartened at this point of time. This is the initial stage of forging unity among the parties. Nitish Kumar After concluding the Samadhan Yatra, he will again come to Delhi and talk with the leaders of every party.”
In a show of opposition unity, several regional satrap leaders participated in the rally called by KCR. During this he gave a slogan in Hindi – “Ek, do, teen, char, desh ka neta KCR”.
Interestingly, KCR had addressed a joint press conference with Nitish Kumar in Bihar’s capital Patna a few months back. After this, Nitish Kumar met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI General Secretary D Raja, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, NCP President Sharad Pawar in Delhi. He also met with Dipankar Bhattacharya, INLD President Om Prakash Chautala. His aim was to unite an opposition against the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Nitish Kumar had also met Congress leader Sonia Gandhi in Delhi in September along with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. There was discussion towards forming a non-BJP front before the 2024 elections.