The NDA government in Bihar is facing its worst crisis. The alliance between Nitish Kumar’s JD (U) and the BJP has breached the danger mark. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will meet all his MLAs on Tuesday to decide on what happens next. As per multiple reports, Nitish Kumar is worried that the BJP is trying to split his party, and that he might face the same fate as that of Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray. The removal of Thackeray as the CM of Maharashtra was meticulously planned and implemented by the BJP.
His downfall was powered by the rebellion of a senior leader from his own party, Eknath Shinde. Working closely with the BJP, Eknath Shinde organised a revolt within the Shiv Sena – one so consequential that, apart from having to quit as chief minister, Uddhav Thackeray is now fighting in the Supreme Court to have his portion of the party retain its tag as the real Shiv Sena. The BJP is the most powerful party in the country right now. It has an absolute majority at the Centre. The saffron party is increasingly behaving like a bully. Apart from trying to destroy the opposition parties, the BJP seems to be targeting its smaller partners. No wonder that the Shiv Sena and the Akali Dal left it and now the JD (U) is feeling uncomfortable. Tuesday’s meeting will be crucial. If the JD (U) walks out of the NDA and forms government with the RJD and the Congress, the politics in the Hindi belt will be impacted. It can even impact the outcome of the 2024 general election to a certain extent.