Left to support Nitish Kumar as next PM

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Patna, May 15 (ANI): In a surprising move, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A. B. Bardhan on Friday pitched in Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal- United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar as the likely consensus Prime Minister candidate.

Bardhan's statement came after Kumar demanded 'Special Status' for Bihar in lieu of his support for government at the Centre.

"Kumar's demand of special status was compliable and the Left front would consider him as their PM candidate," Bardhan told Zee News in an exclusive interview.

With Left clearly trying to stop BJP at any cost, the National Democratic Alliance ally JD(U) has emerged as the frontrunner.

Kumar, however, has repeatedly denied breaking line with the NDA in the recent past. (ANI)

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