No talks on joining Union Cabinet: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Saturday that there has been no proposal as yet for his Janata Dal-United party to join the government at the Centre.

Talking to reporters ahead of the much-awaited reshuffle and expansion of the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday, Kumar said that if his party gets any such proposal he will take a call.

“No talks yet. If any proposal comes we will take take a call. It’s a different issue, but so far no talks about it,” Kumar, who is also JD-U President, said on being asked about the possibility of JD-U’s joining the Union Cabinet.

There has been speculation that the reshuffle could see the entry of JD-U nominees into the Union Council of Ministers, with the party striking an alliance with the BJP in Bihar. From the JD-U quota, Rajya Sabha MP R.C.P. Singh and Santosh Kumar are strong contenders.

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