Both the JD(U) of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the RJD of the opposition have scheduled separate meetings of their MLAs for Tuesday in Patna amid unrest within the ruling JD(U)-BJP coalition. Meetings of their MLAs will also take place on Tuesday for the Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular), a member of the NDA, and the Congress. The meetings have been scheduled as a result of a phone chat Nitish allegedly had with Congresswoman Sonia Gandhi. Leaders of the JD(U) reportedly spoke with Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, the RJD’s leader, earlier.Recently, the JD(U) and RJD have been getting along. No one on either side has attacked the other, and in a rare display of unity, Nitish walked with Tejashwi, the leader of the opposition, to the CM House gates following an Iftaar celebration.
By Subhechcha Ganguly