Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 9
Amid a really open feud between NDA’s Bihar allies JD-U and LJP, there additionally look like indicators of “difference” between the BJP and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (JD-U) relating to the submit of Deputy Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha for which elections are due on September 14, the day Parliament Session convenes.
The submit fell vacant after JD-U MP Harivansh Narayan Singh’s time period within the Upper House ended. Since then he has been re-elected to the Rajya Sabha but it surely appears this time the BJP needs to maintain the important thing submit for itself like different necessary constitutional posts—the President, the Vice President/Chairman of the Rajya Sabha and the Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
So far there isn’t any official phrase from the BJP or the NDA on the candidate however in case the BJP does subject its candidate for the submit, it will probably change into one other reason for rift inside the NDA forward of Bihar elections other than the present one between the JD-U and the LJP.
While the LJP has authorised its president Chirag Paswan to take a name on whether or not it’ll combat towards Nitish Kumar and put together an inventory of candidates for 143 constituencies, the JD-U has additionally hinted it might not enter into an alliance with the LJP within the upcoming elections.
Notably, regardless of assaults on JD-U, the LJP has been effusive in its reward for BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and desires to proceed in an alliance with the nationwide social gathering, particularly with senior chief Ram Vilas Paswan as minister in his Cabinet.
Sources say so much will depend upon what the BJP needs within the alliance, including that the return of Jitan Ram Manjhi-led HAM(S) to the NDA has added one other angle to the tussle for political house in Bihar.
The BJP, which has performed down the variations inside the NDA, is watching carefully.
The saffron management is aware of that to win Bihar it wants Nitish Kumar, the query is whether or not it’s prepared to let go of the submit of the Deputy Chairman.
Insisting that the NDA is unbroken and can combat the meeting elections, BJP leaders say a good distribution of seats will settle points. Besides, some quantity of “posturing” is predicted in electoral politics, they add.