Patna, Aug 10: Nitish Kumar, who broke with the BJP and joined the Grand Alliance to form the state’s administration on Wednesday, called for a unified opposition ahead of the general elections set for 2024 only moments after taking the oath of office as Bihar’s chief minister.
On Tuesday, Kumar joined forces with the BJP’s political rivals RJD in the Mahagathbandhan, claiming that the latter was attempting to split the JD(U).
Since his decision to leave the NDA, which he had reconciled with in 2017, there have been several rumours about his future, with his “national ambitions” making the rounds in the political realm.
However, the Chief Minister denied any such rumours.
“Those who came to power in 2014, will they be victorious in 2024? I would like all (opposition) to be united for 2024. I am not a contender for any such post (on PM post),” he said.
Earlier in the day, Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister while RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav became his Deputy in the Bihar government.