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Weeks after dumping the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in Bihar and returning to old ally, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday assured PM Narendra Modi of a stable allegiance from JD(U), saying he will not go “here and there”. PM Modi and Nitish Kumar are sharing a stage in Bihar for the first time since the BJP-led NDA returned to power in the state after CM Nitish Kumar cut ties with Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in January.

Addressing a public rally in Bihar’s Aurangabad, Nitish Kumar said although the prime minister had visited the state earlier as well but “idhar hum gayab ho gaye the.” [I had disappeared here], prompting laughter from PM Modi.

‘HUM PHIR AAPKE SAATH HAIN’, SAYS NITISH KUMAR | WATCH

Nitish Kumar said, “You (PM Modi) had come earlier as well, ‘par idhar hum gayab ho gaye the. Hum phir aapke saath hai.’ I assure you that I will not go here and there. Hum rahenge aap hi ke saath.”

Speaking on the occasion of unveiling function of the projects worth 21,400 crore in Aurangabad district by PM Modi, Nitish Kumar said, “I am confident that the NDA coalition will win more than 400 seats in the coming Lok Sabha polls. I assure the PM that now I will remain in NDA forever”.

“We welcome you (the PM) in Bihar. Lots of developments are taking place in Bihar. I am confident that now things will move faster and Bihar will reach new heights of development. People of Bihar will now feel economically more empowered,” Nitish Kumar said.

PM MODI IN BIHAR

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled development projects worth 21,400 crore in Bihar’s Aurangabad district on Saturday. PM Modi unveiled the projects at an official function in Ratanwa village.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Governor Rajendra V Arlekar, Deputy CMs Samat Chaudhary and Vijay Kumar Sinha, and several Union ministers were among those present at the programme.

(With agency inputs)

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Published: 02 Mar 2024, 03:44 PM IST

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