JD(U) Not to be Part of Modi Cabinet, Says Nitish

Ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi government, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar said his party would not be a part of the new Cabinet.

Media reports suggest that the party was being offered just one Cabinet berth which upset the NDA ally. In Lok Sabha elections, the NDA won 39 of the 40 seats in Bihar of which JD(U) got 16, just one seat less than the BJP, so it is likely that the party was expecting more at the Centre.

Earlier reports had suggested that JD(U) leader Ramchandra Prasad Singh might be offered a ministerial berth. According to sources, BJP offered only one cabinet berth and  one minister of state berth, but where as JD(S) seeks one more berth. 

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