Bihar CM Nitish Kumar meets CPI(ML) General Secretary, holds discussion on Opposition Unity

7 September, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

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Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar, met with Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) General Secretary Deepankar Bhattacharya in his party office on Wednesday and discussed a variety of ...

Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar, met with Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) General Secretary Deepankar Bhattacharya in his party office on Wednesday and discussed a variety of issues, including the development of Bihar and the urgent need to forge a dynamic and broad-based opposition unity.

After meeting with CPI(ML) General Secretary, Kumar said, “Seven political parties united in Bihar and we are running the government together and on the other side there is only Bharatiya Janata Party. We had a discussion on how to work for the development of the state with consensus, how to uplift every section of the society and the work has to be done for the welfare of people.” “I have met all the people in Delhi and many of them thanked me for coming out from NDA. Everyone wishes that there should be unity in every state and such an atmosphere will be created in the country in the coming days,” the chief minister added.

CM of Bihar further said that everyone is talking about opposition unity, wait for some time, it is going to be good.

“Everyone realizes that those who have the power in their hands, they are creating damage everywhere in the country,” he added.

“CPI(ML) General Secretary Deepankar Bhattacharya and Nitish Kumar also discussed to stop the BJP’s bulldozer raj in the country. Burning issues of Bihar also came up in the discussion” the party said in a Statement.

CPIML General Secretary told ANI that he raised the urgent need for a united attempt for the release of political prisoners, who are lodged behind bars on fabricated charges.

“We want that what happened in Bihar, should happen on a national level. In Bihar, BJP was left alone and other parties came together. This Bihar model should be repeated across the nation. Nitish ji is working hard and hard work will bear fruit,” said Bhattacharya.

He went on to say that the emergence of a non-BJP administration in Bihar is a step in the right path toward ridding the country of the BJP’s politics of conspiracy and disaster, and that it instils new hope in forces battling against attacks on the Constitution and democracy.

Two leaders emphasised the importance of working together to meet the needs and aspirations of the people of Bihar while also advancing the goal of opposition unity to preserve democracy and rescue India.

Kumar has been in Delhi since Monday afternoon to promote Opposition unity in the run-up to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Bihar CM has interacted with leaders of various political parties in the country since his arrival in Delhi.

Nitish Kumar met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Party leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

He also met Indian National Lok Dal leader Om Prakash Chautala.

He also met with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Sharad Yadav in Delhi, who said, “It is necessary that the opposition parties come together. There is no better face (of Opposition) than Nitish Kumar.”

This happened just days after Nitish Kumar parted with the BJP and established a government with the RJD in Bihar.

Previously, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao visited Bihar and spoke with Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav as part of attempts to bring the opposition together.