BJP says JD(U) MLAs joining BJP in Arunachal Pradesh will not impact Bihar alliance

Patna: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday said that Janata Dal-United, JD(U) MLAs joining BJP in Arunachal Pradesh will not impact Bihar alliance and it is “unbreakable”.

Sushil Modi told reporters on the death anniversary of former Union Minister Arun Jaitley, “We have a strong alliance in Bihar and it’s unbreakable. The Arunachal Pradesh episode would have no impact here.”

Sushil Modi further added, “He didn’t want to be the CM. We wanted him to become CM. We had already projected him as a CM candidate and he became NDA CM. He agreed to our request to take up the job,” reported The Indian Express.

Sushil Modi’s statement came after JD (U) blamed the party for not holding fast to alliance dharma in Arunachal Pradesh. KC Tyagi, JD (U) national spokesperson had said Arunachal Pradesh had caused tension in JD (U). Yet, he had likewise added that the Arunachal Pradesh case would not affect JD (U’s) alliance with BJP in Bihar.

In a major misfortune for Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) in Arunachal Pradesh, six of its seven MLAs joined the decision BJP a week ago. Following the switchover, the BJP presently has 48 MLAs in the 60-part House, while the JD(U) is left with just one. Congress and the National People’s Party (NPP) have four individuals each. At the point when gotten some information about the switch, Kumar said the MLAs have turned out well for them.

The Opposition in Bihar, the Congress-RJD, said the Arunachal improvement indicated the state of things to come in Bihar. “The BJP, by violating the coalition dharma, has sought to send out a clear message that it cares two hoots about Nitish Kumar, who, on the other hand, is wary of even reacting,” RJD national vice-president Shivanand Tiwary said in his statement.