On Thursday BJP President Amit Shah will meet Bihar CM Amit Shah over breakfast and dinner over the allocation of seats for the Lok Sabha elections which is scheduled to be held next year.
At around 10am, Amit Shah landed in Patna and then moved to the state guest house for the breakfast meeting with Janata Dal Chief and key ally Kumar.
During the breakfast Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and BJP’s state president Nityanand Rai were also present.
Nitish Kumar will meet over dinner at Mr Kumar’s house at around 8pm and probably discuss and work out the differences and jump-start the process in order to formalise the specifics of democratic understanding other leader are also expected to join the dinner.
JD(U) has conveyed to BJP that they are comfortable in the alliance and wishes to resolve the 2019 seat-sharing issue, on equal and respectable terms wherein BJP has also assured JDU that they respect its status and also give regards to CM as the essential to the future of the state.
BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said that, “the meeting between national presidents of two parties will further enhance the harmonious relationship between the two alliance partners. After all, both JD(U) and BJP have a strong bond. When the duo will meet, they will definitely talk on how to win all 40 seats.”
On July 27, 2017 Nitish Kumar’s party had formed the government with the BJP after walking out of the grand alliance and the dinner and meeting hosted by him may signifies the first anniversary of the National Democratic Alliance 2 government in Bihar.
The alliance of BJP and JD(U) will make the seat sharing a difficult proposition but the leaders were optimists and said that the top leaders will sort out the issue harmoniously.
After the alliance with JD(U), it was Amit’s first visit to Bihar. All the hoarding were highlighted with the achievements of Narendra Modi government in the last four years.
The BJP chief will not only have lunch and dinner with Mr. Kumar but will also interact with 10,000 ground level workers who head the collection booths or Shakti Kendras in Bihar. 10,000 booth in-charge has been set up by the state unit of BJP who have the responsibility at the panchayat level and in areas under urban local bodies.