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Nitish Kumar suitable to replace Narendra Modi as PM: KC Tyagi

ANI  |  Rajgir [India] 

Projecting as a worthy candidate to become India's next Prime Minister, (United) leader K.C. Tyagi has said that the Chief Minister is ideal for the post.

Speaking to ANI here, Tyagi said that the decision to nominate Kumar as prime ministerial candidate was discussed at a meeting of the party on Monday.

"I think is suitable for the post, but it is up to our members to decide who could be the next Prime Minister," Tyagi said.

The JD (U) currently has two seats in the Lok Sabha and offers a total of 40 seats in the lower house.

With the Rashtriya (RJD) and Congress as alliance partners, Nitish could increase his tally for the upcoming 2019 elections.

The two parties are in a grand alliance with Lalu Yadav's RJD in and the latest proposition is an attempt to form a similar affiliation for UP where the ruling is on a wobbly track and the BJP is fast gaining ground posyt its phenomenal 2014 Lok Sabha poll performance.

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First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 08:31 IST