With JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav holding a closed door meeting with Bihar chief minister and state party chief to stem the deepening crisis in the party, Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday denied speculations about 'differences' with senior party leader Nitish Kumar.
With crisis deepening in JD(U) in the wake of war of words between supporters of Nitish Kumar and Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, party president Sharad Yadav on Saturday held a closed door meeting to douse the fire.
Amid reports of power tussle between Nitish Kumar and Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, over a dozen pro-Nitish ministers met at the residence of a senior minister here on Wednesday night signalling all was not well in the party government.
Amid infighting in JD(U) triggered by power tussle between Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and senior leader Nitish Kumar, a meeting of party leaders began at Kumar's residence here today to take stock of political situation.
Hinting at an internal squabble within the JD(U), senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday alleged that Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was insulted by the ruling party workers at the behest of his predecessor Nitish Kumar.
Slamming the bonhomie between senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said that the two leaders will not succeed in keeping BJP out of power in Bihar after Assembly polls later this year.
Hinting internal squabble within the JD(U), former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday alleged that the Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was being insulted by the ruling party workers at the behest of his predecessor Nitish Kumar.
Ahead of Bihar Assembly polls scheduled later this year, Union minister Upendra Kushwaha has sounded a note of caution for ally BJP, which has been buoyed by successive victories in state elections after its triumph in the Lok Sabha polls last year.
Mocking at the alleged confusion over the proposed merger of six Janata Parivar parties, a top Bihar BJP leader on Saturday said state Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has already rocked the boats of senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar and RJD President Lalu Prasad.
Amid reports of power tussle between Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and Nitish Kumar, JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Thursday went to ailing Kumar's house and called CM there reportedly to hammer their differences.
Amid talks of the merger of old Janata Parivar splinter parties, BJP on Thursday expressed doubt over the unification and hinted at siding with Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in the power tussle with Nitish Kumar.
JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Tuesday hinted that his party and RJD may merge before the grand merger of five splinter groups of the old Janata Parivar in view of Bihar Assembly polls to be held later this year.