This time, Nitish Kumar took away BJP’s victim plank | India News

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PATNA: The script for Nitish Kumar’s exit from NDA may have been a familiar one but there were surprises in the plot that his band of BJP ministers didn’t see coming.
As Nitish stepped down from the CM’s post to pave the way for a possible new government with foe-turned-old friend RJD, BJP ministers waiting to be dropped from the cabinet were left more than just flabbergasted. Some of them had been closeted with deputy CM Tarkishore Prasad at his Patna residence, contemplating if they should quit to deny Nitish the pleasure of sacking them.
A BJP insider said the party’s central leadership advised the ministers to hold their horses. “The strategy was to get the CM to oust them. The long-term impact would then be to BJP’s advantage, making the dismissed ministers from the party victims in the eyes of the people.”
Nitish, as it turned out, had a plan different from the one he had…

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