New Delhi: It seems that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s dislike for his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi is growing by the day. Kumar’s opposition against Modi has been apparent on many occasions in the past. In yet another major development, Bihar Chief Minister will be campaigning against Modi in the coming Gujarat assembly polls slated to be held by the end of this year.

Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal-United (JD-U), a major constituent of BJP led NDA, is planning to field its candidates to oppose ruling BJP in coming Gujarat assembly polls. JD-U national president Sharad Yadav will also be campaigning against Narendra Modi led BJP government in Gujarat. Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav will appeal the people of Gujarat to oust Narendra Modi led BJP from power in the state and give opportunity to JD-U to form government in the state.

It is to be noted that during Bihar Assembly polls in 2010, Nitish Kumar was opposed to Narendra Modi visiting Bihar to campaign for NDA. Even recently, many media reports suggested that Nitish was averse to Modi’s proposed elevation to NDA’s prime Ministerial candidate.

JD-U to field 35 candidates in Gujarat polls

JD-U is planning to field 35 candidates in coming Gujarat assembly polls. Party general secretary and in charge of Gujarat affairs, KC Tyagi, has said this. Tyagi is slated to visit the state next month.

JD-U won one seat in last Gujarat polls

In 2007 Gujarat Assembly polls, JD-U had fielded 33 candidates out of which only one could emerged victorious. But this time, the party leadership believes that the party could increase its tally.


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