If Nitish Kumar Were To Be PM, Numbers Not A Problem, Says Party Leader

Upendra Kushwaha said JD(U) is with NDA and accede the administration of PM Modi. (File)

Reiterating that Nitish Kumar was "Prime Abbot material", the Janata Dal (United) on Monday asserted it was not staking affirmation to the accomplished bench of ability for the Bihar arch abbot but "numbers" would be no botheration if such a bearings arose.

A account to the aftereffect was fabricated by the party's aldermanic lath arch Upendra Kushwaha, who testily brushed abreast animadversion by some leaders in the accompaniment BJP that one bare the abutment of 272 MPs to become the PM, and that the JD(U) was absurd to win as abounding seats on its own.

(why not)?” was Mr Kushwaha's blunt acknowledgment back asked if Mr Kumar were to aim for the top post, would he be able to aggregation the requisite cardinal in appearance of the bound ability of the JD(U), which has little attendance alfresco Bihar.

The above Union minister, however, hastened to add "we are not authoritative a affirmation to the PM's column at present. We are with the NDA and accede the administration of (PM) Narendra Modi. But, if bodies allocution about a academic future, again annihilation can be absolved as impossible."

Mr Kushwaha had rekindled sentiments about Mr Kumar actuality “PM material” a few weeks ago and the choir got louder on the antecedent day back "Mission Nitish" became the ambulatory cry at the JD(U) civic board affair in Patna.

One of the resolutions anesthetized on the break asserted that admitting not a appellant to the top post, the baton had all the qualities for the same.

"When I aboriginal batten about Nitish Kumar actuality PM material, abounding of you scoffed at me. Now you can see… it has happened generally that I say article and it becomes a boundless affect afterwards on," Mr Kushwaha said with a arch smile, apropos to Sunday's happenings.

The abstraction of Mr Kumar applicable the bill aboriginal acquired bill about a decade ago and afterward his abolitionist move of snapping ties with the BJP in 2013, he was broadly apparent as a "secular alternative" to the juggernaut unleashed by Narendra Modi.

The JD(U) de facto baton had, however, approved to accomplish ablaze of the utterances of Mr Kushwaha who had beggared means seven years ago to float the RLSP, but alternate to the ancestor affair a few months ago amalgamation his accouterments into it.

On Sunday, too, the arch abbot banned to acknowledgment to queries of journalists who were acquisitive to apperceive his booty on the party's bump of him as a actual band figure.

Mr Kushwaha was additionally asked about the charge for a allocation board in the NDA, which was fatigued by JD(U) civic accepted secretary KC Tyagi on the antecedent day.

“I met Tyagi ji at my abode this morning. The appeal is right. There is a charge for bigger coordination,” said Mr Kushwaha, whose reinduction into the JD(U) is actuality apparent as Mr Kumar's bid to consolidate his Kurmi-Koeri abject afterward the party's poor appearance in the accumulation polls.

"It is accurate that we are administration ability with the BJP for so abounding years. Yet, it does not attending acceptable back altered bodies in the aforementioned affair allege in altered voices. Degree demography is a case in point," remarked Mr Kushwaha, who had afresh approved to accentuate "internal conflict" aural the saffron affair on the issue.

Second alone to the BJP, in the NDA in Parliament, in agreement of afterwards strength, the JD(U) has created ripples by angrily demography up the affair of non-inclusion of OBCs in the census, afterwards the Centre appear that it proposed to enumerate alone the SCs and the STs.

The arch abbot had afresh met the PM, branch a appointment absolute legislators of all parties in the accompaniment with the appeal that the Centre accede their request.

The JD(U) civic board meet, amid added things, had additionally bound to assemblage added states for the degree demography demand, which has so far been best boisterous in Bihar area the OBCs accept bedeviled the political arena for abutting to three decades.

(Except for the headline, this adventure has not been edited by NDTV agents and is appear from a amalgamated feed.)

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