The talk of a rift between the BJP and the JD(U) were put to rest by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. In an interview to a news channel News 18 , Shah stated that Nitish Kumar will remain the chief minister of Bihar after the 2020 assembly election, which the BJP will fight under his leadership .
“The Janata Dal-United and the BJP will go to polls together and we will fight polls under the leadership of Nitish ji. This is absolutely clear,” the Union Home Minister said .
Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United and the BJP are in a coalition government in Bihar. Leaders from both sides have often aired passive aggressive views over who would lead the election battle formation in the eastern state. Amit Shah’s assertion is likely to put to rest any speculation over who will lead the alliance campaign.
Shah admitted there were some differences over who would lead the campaign. But he added that in collation politics, differences are signs of a healthy relationship and there should be no “manbhed” (argument) on this.
The Bihar assembly election is due next year.