Amit Shah declares ‘end of Congress’ in Bihar; says alliance with Nitish to continue

Patna, Bihar: Amid speculations of strained relations over seat sharing for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, BJP chief Amit Shah has said that his party will contest elections along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United).

“The BJP-led NDA’s alliance with Nitish Kumar will not break, it will continue. We are with Nitish Kumar and will continue to be with him,” Shah was quoted as saying by a news agency.

“The NDA (National Democratic Alliance) is united and strong in Bihar. We will contest the Lok Sabha election together and will win all 40 seats in the state,” he added.

Talking about the opposition party, Shah said,“The end of Congress will take place in Bihar.”

Earlier on Thursday morning, Shah met Kumar over breakfast, wherein the two leaders reportedly came together to address differences between the allied parties over a host of issues, including allocation of seats for the Lok Sabha elections scheduled to be held next year.

Following his landing in Patna around 10 am, Shah headed straight to the state guest house for the breakfast meeting with Kumar.

Other leaders present at the breakfast meeting were Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi and the BJP state president Nityanand Rai.

Shah is scheduled to meet Kumar for the second time over dinner at the chief minister’s residence at around 8 pm.

The meeting is being looked at as an opportunity for the parties to work out the differences and initiate the process of formulating specifics to reach at an electoral understanding.