Nitish leaves for Delhi to attend G20 dinner hosted by President Murmu

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday left for New Delhi to attend the dinner to be hosted by President Droupadi Murmu, in honour of visiting foreign delegates attending the G-20 summit.
It would be the first occasion when Chief Minister Kumar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be together after Kumar snapped ties with BJP to form Grand Alliance government in Bihar in August last year.
The Chief Minister had taken the lead to float an opposition alliance I.N.D.I.A with a call to oust Narendra Modi government at the Centre for its failures in fulfilling aspirations of the people.
Several Chief Ministers of opposition ruled states including Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Karnataka
were not attending the dinner levelling charges against Narendra Modi government that opposition parties were being ignored.
Constituents of INDIA alliance had sharply criticised Prime Minister Modi for his move for one nation one election. Congress and AAP leaders had alleged that move for one nation one election was an attempt to dismantle democratic set up of the country. It needed wider debate before being implemented, opposition parties leaders maintained.
On the other hand, Chief Minister Kumar had welcomed the move for one nation one election, saying it would be good for the country. He had also pointed out that one nation one election was in practice till twenty years after independence.
Now, there is intense speculations whether Kumar could make another ‘U’ turn and desert INDIA alliance to embrace BJP again.
It could be also a move of Kumar to bargain with INDIA alliance in terms of seat sharing or becoming convener for which decision had been deferred in Mumbai and instead various committees were formed to address several issues like seat sharing and campaigning.

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