Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (file photo).


Amidst the struggle to unite the opposition for the 2024 Lok Sabha contest against the BJP, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, one of the top opposition leaders, may start reaching out to other leaders across the country next month.

"I will definitely do it... after the (Assembly) session is over," he told reporters in Valmikinagar.

The BJP, which aspires for a third term for PM Narendra Modi, is in continuous election campaign mode.

On the other hand, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' is going to end at the end of this month.

JDU leader Nitish Kumar's push for opposition unity will be the second phase of his inevitable campaign.

The Lok Sabha elections will be held after about 15 months.

Photographing with Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee of Bengal and discussion in this regard is likely to be included in Nitish Kumar's agenda.

In the opposition, Congress and Trinamool Congress have the maximum number of Lok Sabha seats.

Nitish Kumar left the BJP in August by forging an alliance with Tejashwi Yadav's RJD and the Congress.

After this he went to Delhi and met many opposition leaders.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), who has his own national leadership ambitions, also met Nitish Kumar at that time.

Nitish Kumar has insisted that he is not doing all this for himself.

He has said that, "I only want to unite the opposition."

Given his political flexibility, many people do not trust him.

There is constant talk in Bihar that 71-year-old Nitish Kumar may move to Delhi and hand over most of his responsibilities in Bihar, or even the chair, to his deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav, 33.

Many statements of Nitish Kumar have been interpreted as possibilities of JDU's merger with Azadi.

Although some see it as mere proximity.

Tejashwi Yadav calls Nitish Kumar uncle because of being an old associate of his father Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Rahul Gandhi has described his party as a "uniting force" with secular ideals.

He has set up his 'United India March' against the "hateful ideology" of the BJP and the RSS.

But regional parties are important in any united front against the formidable force that is now the BJP.

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