BJP Chief Meets Nitish; Assures him of his Leadership in Bihar

Nitish Kumar welcoming JP Nadda on Saturday.

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Patna: Ahead of the upcoming state elections in Bihar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Jagat Prakash Nadda, on his daylong visit to Patna on Saturday, met with Nitish Kumar in a sign of affirmation of the Chief Minister's candidacy who has been declared the face of the NDA in Bihar by top BJP leaders like Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Nadda, however, described his meeting with Kumar a personal event during which he invited him to the upcoming wedding of his son.

Kumar welcomed Nadda, who has born and educated in Patna, with a flower bouquet at his residence on 1 Anne Marg.

The two were also said to have briefly discussed the political scenario in Bihar and how to work together to ensure a massive victory in the state where the opposition, at best, remains extremely fragmented.

Earlier, Nadda arrived at the party office on Birchand Patel Marg where he electronically inaugurated brand-new offices in ten districts in the state.

Speaking at a press conference, Nadda re-affirmed his faith in Nitish Kumar saying the NDA would contest election in Bihar under the able leadership of the Janata Dal-U leader.

Assembly polls are to be held in Bihar in November later this year.

The BJP chief advised party leaders and workers not to be distracted by misinformation by opposition leaders and concentrate on the main goal of making the NDA victorious in a landslide.

"Bihar has developed tremendously under the leadership of Nitish Kumar and we need to keep it going to make Bihar one of the top states in the country. In the last five years, Prime Minister Modi has given thousands of crores to Bihar that has helped the Chief Minister improve infrastructure in the state. Simply put, the NDA has changed the fate of Bihar. It used to take seven hours to go to Muzaffarpur from Patna. Now it takes 3-4 hours even to reach Champaran. The government has developed a massive network of roads, bridges, and flyovers and the new Bihar Museum and the new police headquarters tell the tale of real development in the state," Nadda said.

Central Minister and former BJP state chief Nityanand Rai, his successor Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal, MP Gopalji Thakur, Nand Kishore Yadav, Mangal Pandey, Radha Mohan Singh, Sanjay Mayukh and other state BJP leaders were among many present on the occasion.


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