For several months, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had set his sights on becoming the face of the INDIA bloc as its convener. However, the prolonged indecision by the Congress and a perceived ‘insult’ during the last INDIA meeting may have pushed Kumar to consider jumping ship to the BJP, according to insider sources.
Sources suggest that the Congress’s hesitation and an apparent ‘insult’ directed at Kumar during the recent INDIA meeting played a pivotal role in his reconsideration. It is believed that the Congress conveyed to the JD(U) that Mamata Banerjee might object to Nitish Kumar being appointed as the convener, insisting on her approval. Furthermore, the Congress indicated that AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal could be instrumental in convincing Banerjee. This development seemingly irked Kumar to the extent that he suggested to the Congress that they might as well consider Lalu Prasad Yadav as the convener, leading to the JD(U) rejecting the proposal of Kumar assuming the convener role.
In the midst of this political uncertainty, there are rumblings that Nitish Kumar is contemplating a switch to the BJP, driven by a sense of dissatisfaction and the perceived snub within the INDIA bloc. The delicate dynamics within the coalition, coupled with Kumar’s growing discontent, are adding a new layer of complexity to the political landscape.
As the political chessboard evolves, Kumar’s potential move to the BJP could reshape alliances and recalibrate political equations within the INDIA bloc. The twists and turns in this unfolding political drama are sure to keep political pundits and observers on the edge of their seats in the coming days.