Shah said the people of Bihar would get a ‘dual engine’ government – one in Bihar led by Nitish Kumar and another at the Center led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
File image of Amit Shah. TBEN-News18
New Delhi: Union Home Secretary Amit Shah said on Saturday that Nitish Kumar would be Bihar’s next chief minister after the upcoming state assembly elections.
Shah also said the NDA would get a two-thirds majority in the polls.
“There is no ifs or buts. Nitish Kumar will be the next chief minister of Bihar. We have made a public announcement and we are committed to it,” he said. TBEN-News18 when asked if the BJP would claim the post of chief minister in Bihar if the Saffron party won more seats than ally JD (U) led by Nitish Kumar.
Shah said the people of Bihar would get a “twin engine” government – one in Bihar led by Nitish Kumar and another in the Center headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Speaking about the Lok Janshakti party’s break with the ruling alliance in Bihar, Shah said the party was offered adequate seats but still moved away from the alliance.
“It was their decision (LJP), not ours,” he said.
Date of update:
Oct. 18, 2020, 7:43 a.m. IST
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