Nitish Kumar had slammed Pavan Varma for publicly questioning the JD(U)’s tie-up with the BJP. (Photo Credit: Nitish Kumar)
Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar has called a meeting of party leaders on January 28 in Patna. All JD(U) MPs, MLAs and prominent leaders are likely to be present in the meeting to be held at 1, Anney Marg. However, party vice president Prashant Kishore, who will be in Delhi that time, is likely to skip the meeting.
Bihar: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (in file pic) has called a party meeting at his residence in Patna, tomorrow. All JD(U) MPs, MLAs & prominent leaders of the party will be present.— ANI (@ANI) January 27, 2020
JD(U) Vice President Prashant Kishor will not attend the meeting as he will be in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/U12I3BrlnL
According to sources, there was no fixed agenda for the meeting. It is being said that the JD(U) president will give pep talk to party leaders prior to the state assembly elections.
The meeting is likely to be attended by both external and internal incharges of all the 243 assembly constituencies, 543 block presidents, 51 district presidents, around 100 MLAs/MLCs and 22 MPs, reports TOI.
The decision to call a party meeting comes after Nitish Kumar slammed Pavan Varma for publicly questioning the JD(U)’s tie-up with the BJP for Delhi assembly elections, saying he was “free to go” wherever he likes.
Varma, a national general secretary of the party, had shared a letter on social media wherein he had made mention of the chief minister having expressed apprehensions "in private" about the BJP's "divisive" agenda.
Moreover, party vice president Prashant Kishore has also displayed apprehensions regarding the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
He recently thanked Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for “formal and unequivocal” rejection of the NRC and reassured the people of Bihar, ruled by his party, that CAA and NRC will not be implemented in the state.