Bihar is one of India’s most populous states and plays a major role in India’s politics. Bihar’s chief minister Nitish Kumar is state’s most important political figure presently. According to reliable sources a joint rally will be held in Bihar in either the first week or March or the last week of February by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister and BJP’s coalition partner Nitish Kumar.
This rally is definitely going to have a huge gathering and is going to play a major role in upcoming Lok Sabha elections. BJP state vice-president and headquarter in-charge Devesh Kumar feels that such rallies have always been in their ‘wish list’ since the two parties are going to contest the elections together. As per JD (U) spokesperson Ajay Alok, preparations have already begun for the rally.
Modi and Nitish share a love-hate relationship
Both Modi and Nitish have shared a love-hate relationship with each other. Nitish has attacked Modi on several occasions in the past, holding him responsible for the Gujarat riots, but they have to come together once again as it’s certain that this alliance will play a major role in upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Tarnished image of former Bihar Chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has also caused the two leaders to come together.
There has been confusion and fighting between the two parties over the number of seats each party is going to contest in the Lok sabha elections but they have settled for contesting on an equal number of seats after much deliberation. Nitish Kumar will be the biggest face of NDA (National Democratic Alliance) in election campaign.
Possible outcome of this liaison
There might be a series of rallies by the two candidates in Bihar. Coming together of India’s biggest leader and Bihar’s biggest leader is probably going to be loved and welcomed by the people of state. Incase BJP and its allies perform poorly in other states, they can compensate that loss by a win in Bihar in the absence of any other big political figure in the state.
In reaction to this liaison, Congress and RJD will have to launch a rigorous counter-campaign to consolidate their position or at least survive in the state. These proposed rallies serve as a reminder call for other parties and leaders to get together and put up a brave show.