Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar has skipped a meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi and has decided to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi instead, reports Republic TV. Kumar, who is known to harbour sympathies for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be meeting Modi for lunch tomorrow (27 May).
Republic TV further reported that the meeting was crucial as Presidential Elections were nearing. Incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee’s term ends in July this year.
Kumar, who severed the 17-year alliance with the BJP in 2013 when Modi was named its Prime Ministerial candidate, was among the few opposition leaders to support demonetisation.
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