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Nitish Kumar rejected KCR’s rally calling it a party meeting.

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Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is pushing for unity of opposition parties ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, on Thursday took a swipe at his Telangana counterpart Chandrasekhar Rao-led Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS). rejected the mega rally organized by Several top opposition leaders came together to call it a “party meeting”.

Amid speculation that the Bihar chief minister was not invited by Rao to the rally held in Telangana’s Khammam on Wednesday, Kumar said he was busy with some engagements in the state and would not attend KCR’s rally. Don’t know about.

“I did not know about the rally organized by KCR (Chief Minister of Telangana). I was busy with some other work. People who were invited to his party’s rally did not know about it,” Kumar told reporters on Thursday. “They must have been there. It was a party rally and some people were invited.”

The Chief Minister of Bihar is currently taking out “Samadhan Yatra” (Solution Rally) in various districts of the state to review the development works.

On Wednesday, KCR hosted a mega rally, since he renamed his Telangana Rashtra Samithi to Bharat Rashtra Samithi last year, which experts believe signaled his national ambitions. Apart from KCR, as the Telangana chief minister is popularly known, Khammu’s rally was attended by his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Samajwadi Party (SP) also participated. ) chief Akhilesh Yadav, and Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary D Raja.

However, neither Nitish Kumar nor his deputy and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav attended the rally as both hosted KCR in August last year and on the opposition alliance. Had a long conversation.

“Weren’t they here recently?” Kumar said, adding that the meeting organized by KCR was not detrimental to the unity of the opposition.

During his visit to Patna in August last year, KCR had responded to a question about Kumar being a possible challenger to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2024, saying: “Nitishji is one of the best and senior leaders in the country. One. I am not the one to decide. The decision will be taken when all the opposition parties sit together.

KCR’s rally was seen as the first major step towards a “non-Congress” opposition front ahead of the 2024 general elections. The Congress is the junior partner in the Kumar-led Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar. Kumar has been meeting opposition leaders ever since his party severed ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) last year.

“Let me make it clear again, I don’t want anything for myself. But I think as many opposition parties should come together in the national interest,” Kumar said.

Terming KCR’s rally as a “blow” to the Bihar chief minister, senior BJP leader Tarkeshwar Prasad said it shattered Kumar’s dreams of becoming the chief minister. Prasad said, “His dream was shattered when Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao did not even think it fit to invite Nitish Kumar to his mega rally organized to unite the opposition.

He added that since the Congress presented Rahul Gandhi as its prime ministerial candidate and Kumar was open to accepting him, other opposition parties wanted to form a third front.

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