BJP top brass to meet Monday to discuss Bihar developments

A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returned the flood relief money to Narendra Modi Government, BJP today said the central leadership will meet tomorrow to discuss the political developments in the state.

New Delhi: A day after Bihar Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar returned the flood relief money to Narendra Modi
Government, BJP today said the central leadership will meet
tomorrow to discuss the political developments in the state.

"BJP Central leadership is keeping an eye on the
political situation in Bihar. Our party president and other
senior leaders are not in the capital. They will be here
tomorrow and we will discuss the issue," BJP spokesperson
Shahnawaz Hussain said.

With BJP President Nitin Gadkari expected to reach the
capital today, a meeting of the party top brass is likely to
be held tomorrow.

Hussain said Gadkari would be apprised of the
developments in Bihar, including the return of Rs five core of
flood money that was given to the state for Kosi flood relief
in 2008.

When asked if BJP had any plans of going it alone in
the forthcoming Bihar elections in October, Hussain said there
had been no such discussion in the party on the issue till
now.

BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil
Kumar Modi today pulled out of functions to be addressed by
Nitish. Sources said other BJP leaders in Bihar have also been
asked not to attend the Biswas Yatra. The programme was later
cancelled.

PTI