Amid political upheaval within Bihar’s ruling ‘Mahagathbandhan,’ the opposition BJP has called a meeting of its MPs and MLAs on Saturday to discuss the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. State unit chief Samrat Choudhary stated that the meeting will focus on the party’s strategy for the general election, whose dates are yet to be announced.
Addressing speculations about a possible alliance with Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), Choudhary said, “No such thing has been discussed at our level.”
However, BJP leaders dropped hints about Kumar’s reported discussions with senior party members. Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi commented, “No door is closed in politics. The door can be opened if needed.”
On a separate note, Bihar Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed Khan has convened a meeting of party MLAs and former legislators in Purnea at 2 pm on Saturday. Khan denied any connection between the meeting and the recent political developments, stating, “Yes, all Congress MLAs (present and former) and senior party leaders are meeting in Purnea to discuss preparations related to the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ of Rahul Gandhi when it enters Bihar on January 29.”
The ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ is scheduled to enter the state on January 29, with the first public meeting in Kishanganj on the same day, followed by rallies in Purnea on January 30 and Katihar on January 31.