Bihar is all set to witness another round of political drama with the Congress heading for a split in the state. At least 14 Congress MLAs are planning to switch sides and join Nitish Kumar headed Janata Dal (United), according to a The Times of India report.
The central leadership of the Congress had summoned Bihar unit chief Ashok Choudhary and Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Sadanand Singh to the national capital on Thursday.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi met the two Bihar leaders and asked them to prevent the split. The Congress has 27 MLAs and six MLCs in Bihar.
However, the Congress on Friday said its legislature party in Bihar was “absolutely intact and there was no threat” and that the Bihar CM was making efforts to weaken the party in the state.
“The CLP in Bihar is absolutely intact. There is no threat. Efforts have been made which exposes the unprincipled politics of the BJP and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar,” said party spokesperson Anand Sharma.