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Published On: Sat, Aug 12th, 2017

JD (U) is likely to join the Narendra Modi cabinet.

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amit-shah-nitish-kumar-759NEW DELHI : BJP president Amit Shah has invited Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar to join the ruling NDA, following the latter’s alliance with the saffron party in the state to form a new government.
“I met JD(U) president Nitish Kumar at my residence yesterday. I invited JD(U) to join the NDA,” Mr Shah said in a tweet today. The Bihar-based party is expected to endorse a proposal to join the NDA in its national executive meeting in Patna on August 19, after which it is likely to join the Narendra Modi cabinet.
Asked if the party would join the Narendra Modi cabinet, a JD(U) leader said such a decision would be “natural”. “When we are together in government in Bihar, it is only natural that our party joins the Union government,” he said.
The development comes a day after the Bihar Chief Minister had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah in the national capital on Friday. Confirming about the formal invite, Shah on Saturday tweeted, “I met JD(U) president Nitish Kumar at my residence yesterday. I invited JD(U) to join the NDA.”

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