INDIA bloc must act swiftly to finalise future strategies: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday sought to downplay BJP’s victory in three states in the Hindi heartland, stating that there is “no need to discuss much” on such wins of the saffron party, and said the opposition INDIA alliance must act swiftly to finalise its future strategies.

Kumar said he is now focusing on the next meeting of the INDIA coalition, which is scheduled in the third week of December.

“The Congress has performed well in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh. These things happen in electoral politics. Earlier, there were Congress governments in these states…Now BJP has won. There is no need to discuss much on such issues. The Congress has won Telangana this time,” the JD(U) leader told reporters here while responding to queries about the BJP’s win in three states.

The meeting of the INDIA coalition, which was scheduled to be held on December 6, has been deferred as some senior leaders were unable to attend the same due to their preoccupations, Kumar said.

“I want the INDIA coalition to act swiftly to finalise its future strategies, including the seat-sharing issue, in the next meeting, which is scheduled to be held in the third week of December,” he said.

RJD president Lalu Prasad had on Tuesday claimed that top leaders of the INDIA bloc would meet on December 17 in Delhi to chalk out the strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

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