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Nitish to attend Kovind’s swearing-in function amid reports of differences in ruling alliance

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PATNA: Amid reports of differences in the ruling alliance, Bihar chief minister will leave for Delhi on Saturday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Ram Nath Kovind.

According to media reports, Kovind had invited Kumar to attend his swearing-in ceremony scheduled on July 25.

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Kumar had earlier kicked up storms when he decided to support NDA’s presidential candidate Kovind against opposition’s Meira Kumar who incidentally hails from his home state.

His move is sharp contrast to the RJD and the Congress which supported Meira Kumar. The Bihar chief minister refused to change his stand despite repeated appeals by his allies.

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Experts say although the chief minister has broke alliance with the BJP, he still remain impressed with the policies of his old alliance partner.

Kumar’s “flip-flops” on his stand, however, have not gone down well within the ruling alliance as his allies look to be not taking him seriously anymore.

Especially, his “flip-flops” over the issue of resignation of deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav has not gone down well within the ruling alliance.

The JD-U had denied any problem with Tejashwi after he met the chief minister at the end of Cabinet meeting on Tuesday and explained his position before the latter but suddenly it had once again begun targetting the deputy CM for failing to come clean on his allegations of corruption.

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