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Bihar Grand Alliance is 'strong and stable', asserts Congress

Bihar Grand Alliance is 'strong and stable', asserts Congress

More than having a face, "the opposition should have alternative narratives to go to the people against the ruling party on key issues like the problems of farmers", he told reporters.

"We can not take our eyes off either flood or drought so we must prepare for both to minimize their impact on life, cattle, or properties", the Chief Minister said. It is its job to set the agenda, an alternative narrative, a narrative that isn't reactive.

"Alternative politics is demand of the time", he added.

"The Presidential elections are being projected in such a manner that the farmers' issues have taken a back seat".

In his ongoing war of words with the Congress, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today today took a veiled dig at the Sonia Gandhi-led party, asking it to set the agenda for the Opposition and not "indulge in reactionary politics".

But Kumar claims his support is not to any party but an "individual" who maintained very good relations with the state government and and never hot involved in any controversy.

Speaking at the JD (U)'s day-long state executive meeting as the party's national president, Nitish Kumar hit out at their other ally, Congress. For the 2017 Presidential election, Kumar had initially attempted to unite the Opposition parties to pick a joint candidate.

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Sunday. "I don't know how much sleep Mary Pat and I will be getting", he said. Another special legislative session has been called for 2 p.m.


Although widely considered by JD (U) leaders and workers as the prime ministerial candidate of a likely alliance of non-NDA parties, Nitish Kumar denied yet again that he is in the race.

"Nitish Kumar is absolutely right. We work in line with our principles and move on and we will continue doing so", he had said adding that "Even the late Ram Manohar Lohia used to say Congress is Sarkari Gandhivadi (bureaucratic Gandhians)".

Senior JD-U leader and Bihar Energy Minister Bijender Prasad Yadav will attend the special session of Parliament on Friday midnight.

Bihar CM also disagreed to any such possibility of him being the next PM face of the UPA for the elections due in 2019.

"This kind of questioning arose actually in the original context of the Presidential election, that now is a chapter which is over", said Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

Earlier on June 19, Chief Minister Nitish said that a thorough discussion will be held on the matter within the Janata Dal (United) party.


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