Bihar Polls 2020: ‘We Will Fight Under The Leadership Of Nitish Ji’: Amit Shah Ends Speculations On BJP-JD(U) Rift

Bihar Polls 2020: ‘We Will Fight Under The Leadership Of Nitish Ji’: Amit Shah Ends Speculations On BJP-JD(U) RiftBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (L) with BJP Chief Amit Shah. (K Asif/India Today Group/Getty Images)

Union Home Minister and BJP National President Amit Shah made it clear that his party would fight the 2020 Bihar Elections under the leadership of Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar.

Shah laid to rest any and all speculations and said, there is no rift and Nitish Kumar will be the leader of the BJP-JD(U) coalition for the state assembly polls in Bihar slated next year, reports News18.com.

Shah said, “BJP-JD(U) alliance was atal (unbreakable) and the Janata Dal (United) and the BJP will go to polls together and we will fight polls under the leadership of Nitish ji. This is absolutely clear.”At the national level both parties are working under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he told.

On any tiffs reported between the two parties, Shah said, “In a coalition, there are always tiffs and they should be considered a parameter of a healthy coalition. Bas mat-bhed man-bhed mein nahi badalna chahiye [only thing is that these differences in opinion should not turn into a change of hearts].”

After the 2019 elections the JD (U) was offered only a single ministerial berth in the Modi Cabinet which became an issue of contention and led to speculation that the alliance would come to an end.