Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav Sit Together On Delhi Flight: Sparks Speculation Amid Post-Election Talks

Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav Sit Together On Delhi Flight: Sparks Speculation Amid Post-Election Talks

New Delhi: After the 2024 Lok Sabha polls left BJP without an absolute majority, leaders of both the NDA and INDIA alliances are convening in Delhi today for crucial discussions. According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to take the oath of office for his third term on Saturday.

The BJP-led NDA secured 294 seats in the 543-member Parliament, 22 more than the majority mark of 272. Meanwhile, the INDIA Opposition bloc clinched 234 seats, falling short by 38 of the majority mark. The pivotal roles played by TDP’s Chandrababu Naidu and JDU’s Nitish Kumar, both NDA allies, hold significant sway over the formation of the government.

As discussions unfold, leaders from both NDA and INDIA alliances are flying to Delhi to chart the way forward. Notably, Nitish Kumar, known for his political agility, found himself sharing the same flight as Tejashwi Yadav, an INDIA ally and RJD leader. Visuals from the flight showed Mr. Yadav seated behind Mr. Kumar initially, but later, they were seen seated next to each other, sparking speculation.

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Nitish Kumar’s close aide and JDU leader KC Tyagi affirmed the party’s commitment to remain in the NDA, dispelling any rumors of a switch to the INDIA bloc. Chandrababu Naidu, the other key figure, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on NDA’s impressive performance in Andhra Pradesh, underscoring TDP’s continued alliance with BJP for state development.

It’s noteworthy that both Nitish Kumar and Chandrababu Naidu have been vocal critics of PM Modi and the BJP in the past. Nitish Kumar, in particular, spearheaded discussions for an opposition coalition against the BJP before his last-minute alliance.

Among the prominent leaders flying to Delhi for crucial meetings are Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar, DMK president MK Stalin, Trinamool Congress’s Abhishek Banerjee, and leaders from the Left parties.

Meanwhile, from the NDA camp, Nitish Kumar, Chandrababu Naidu, Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Hindustan Awam Morcha chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan, LJP leader Chirag Paswan, and JDS’s HD Kumaraswamy are among those flying in for discussions.

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