After senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi asked JD(U) president Nitish Kumar to sever ties with RJD and Congress due to opposing views on demonetisation, the Bihar Chief Minister today attended RJD Parliamentary party meeting and briefed the party MLAs on why he supported the move. Nitish arrived at the RJD Parliamentary party meeting being held at residence of Rabri Devi.
Party chief Lalu Prasad was present in the meeting along with his Deputy CM son Tejaswi Yadav. Some RJD MLAs requesting anonymity said that CM gave his version on why he supported the demonetisation move in-principle but also criticised poor arrangements made for its implementation. Nitish also trashed media reports of his meeting BJP chief Amit Shah and talking to PM over phone as basis of his support to demonetisation of currencies. He urged RJD Legislators not to be influenced by "baseless" news in a section of the media following his principled stand on demonetisation. Nitish Kumar's visit to RJD Parliamentary party meeting holds significance as BJP was attempting to create a wedge in the ruling alliance over the issue of demonetisation.
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