No compromise on Modi’s elevation: Bihar BJP chief

Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief CP Thakur on Sunday ruled out any possible compromise ahead of Cabinet meet called by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Zee Media Bureau

Patna: Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief CP Thakur on Sunday reportedly ruled out any possible compromise ahead of Cabinet meet called by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Thakur said that the party was in no mood to compromise on the issue of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s elevation as BJP poll panel chief, as per news a report.

“BJP ministers will submit resignations if needed,” said Thakur.

In another related development, BJP president Rajnath Singh has called a meeting with the senior party leaders from Bihar, as per reports.

Meanwhile, the stage is set for the end of 17-year-old alliance between the BJP and the Janata Dal(United).

While it has already been made evident that the parties are not willing to remain together after the elevation of Modi, a formal announcement on this is expected on Sunday afternoon.

This comes a day after the BJP leaders in the state sharpened attack on the chief minister asking him to quit and order fresh elections if he decided to break the partnership.

On Saturday night, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav and Nitish Kumar met, following which the former had said, "The decision of the party would be made public at press conference at 3 pm."

In Sunday`s meeting, leaders of the party in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, state ministers, state party president and senior office bearers and legislators will discuss the future political step, JD(U) president, who landed in Patna on Saturday night, said.