Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said that there was no talk between him and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders at the Center about his MPs being accommodated in the latest reshuffle of the cabinet saying he, like others, heard the rumors of JD-U possibly being included in the cabinet through the media only.
"I never had any formal talk with anyone in the BJP about our party leaders being given place in the NDA cabinet. We have been in the NDA for barely a month and it would be unrealistic to assume to be accommodated in the cabinet this soon," the Chief Minister told the reporters in Patna.
Kumar, however, added that he would definitely take a call if the BJP invited him to be a part of the Union Cabinet.
Some sections in the media had been reporting of possibly induction of JD-U leaders R C P Singh and Santosh Kushwaha in the Modi cabinet though that was not meant to be, at least for now.
JD-U National Secretary and spokesperson K C Tyagi also downplayed the exclusion of his party members saying this was an expansion of the BJP leaders and there was no reason to read too much into it.