PATNA: The state BJP leadership in Bihar has said the party could consider lending support to Nitish Kumar if he makes a formal request to the central leadership for support.
“The central BJP leadership could consider joining hands with Nitish Kumar only when he breaks alliance with the Grand Alliance and makes a formal request for support,” a senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was quoted as saying in the local media on Wednesday.
His observations are in sharp contrast to his earlier remark about not joining hands with Kumar, the Bihar chief minister who currently heads the ruling Grand Alliance in Bihar comprising the RJD, JD-U and the Congress.
“Why will the BJP invite Nitish Kumar? The BJP is so strong in Bihar today that if an election takes place in the state today it would fetch more than two-thirds of seats on its own,” was how Modi had told the media on Monday.
Modi made the reaction soon after the Supreme Court said RJD chief Lalu Prasad would be facing separate trail in the remaining four cases related to multi-million dollar fodder scam.