The Bihar Post

Nitish serves another jolt to BJP, says will oppose removal of Article 370

JDU has already given green signal to Prashant Kishor to work with Mamata Banerjee


PATNA: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday again took a different stand on the contentious issues that his ally BJP has been constantly raising.

“From the beginning, my party is opposed to removing Article 370 (which gives special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir),” Kumar told the media on the sidelines of his interaction with the people on Monday.

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“We are not in favour of imposing Uniform Civil Code while the issue of Ram temple should be resolved either through dialogue or court’s order,” Kumar said. He asserted that his part’s stand is very much clear over these issues since the beginning and there was no question of diverting from it.

Kumar made these comments when asked to comment over his party leader KC Tyagi’s remarks over the contentious issue of the BJP.

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Tyagi had stated on Sunday that the JD-U would oppose even while staying with the NDA if the BJP takes any decision over these contentious issues.

Barely a day earlier, the JD-U said it would not be a part of the NDA outside Bihar and that it would go it alone in the assembly elections due in four states.

The four states where the JD-U has decided to go it alone include Jharkhand, Jharkhand Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi.

The JD-U has also rejected objections from the BJP over party vice-president and poll strategist Prashant Kishor’s decision to work for Mamata Banerjee’s TMC which is locked in bitter fight with the BJP in West Bengal.

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