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Amit Shah meets Nitish Kumar over breakfast

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

today had a brief meeting with Bihar Kumar over breakfast, during which the two leaders are understood to have discussed the prevailing political situation in view of the polls due next year.

Shah arrived here from Ranchi this morning and was given a warm welcome at the airport by BJP workers and senior leaders, including party state

This is the BJP chief's first visit to the state since the dramatic political realignment of last year when Kumar, the JD(U) national president, walked out of the which included the RJD and the Congress, and returned to the NDA.

Refusing to take queries from journalists, Shah drove straight to the where he met Kumar, in presence of Deputy Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP's national in-charge for and Rai, over a simple breakfast of "poha", Bihari dishes made of "sattu", fruits, lassi and buttermilk.

Shah is scheduled to hold meetings with party functionaries during his day-long visit and meet Kumar again over dinner before retiring for the day.

The BJP chief's visit to Bihar and his interactions with Kumar is expected to bring about a broad understanding between the saffron party and the JD(U) over the issue of seat-sharing for the polls.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 11:50 IST