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Sign of things to come?

More than 27 Congress legislators might break away to join Nitish Kumar in Bihar

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Rahul Gandhi
Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi

The is worried that more than two dozen of its 27 legislators might break away to join Chief Minister Sources in these parties said that Kumar, Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular)’s Jitan Ram Manjhi and some other small players in Bihar are concerned that an all-powerful BJP was unlikely to pay much heed to them, and that they should start preparing for an early election to the state Assembly, otherwise slated for 2020. The induction of Ashwini Kumar Choubey, a rival of Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi, into the Union Cabinet is also being seen in the Kumar camp as a sign of things to come. Kumar and Sushil Modi are friends.

First Published: Tue, September 05 2017. 22:33 IST