The national executive meet of Bihar’s ruling party Janata Dal United (JD-U) is all set to take place in Patna today.
The meeting has been called at its national president and chief minister Nitish Kumar’s official residence where the party is expected to formally accept the invitation to join the BJP-led NDA.
Loyalists of Sharad Yadav, who has opposed joining hands with the BJP, are also organising a programme – Jan Adalat in Patna.
The two meetings make it clear that battle lines within the JD(U) are drawn and the party may be heading for a split after the disintegration of the grand alliance in Bihar. JD(U) principal secretary general KC Tyagi, however, maintained that there is no split and that Mr Yadav has left the party voluntarily.
Mr Tyagi said that the national executive meeting at the Chief Minister’s residence is the party’s official programme.