Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared that he was not in the race to become the prime minister in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Describing his party Janata Dal-United (JD-U) as a small party, Nitish Kumar said: My party is a regional party and I am not at all in the race for the post of PM.

Nitish Kumar said he did not attend the GST in Parliament because he was not invited.

The JD-U leader said, “If I had got the invitation from the central government, I would have attended the GST meeting in Delhi.”

Earlier in the month of May, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said something similar. He was quoted saying, “I am not a contestant for the post of PM in 2019 general elections. My party is a small one. I was given the mandate to run Bihar,”