What has added to the latest rift is that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to participate in the rally. Modi and Nitish do not see eye-to-eye and the latter, who opposed the BJP leader from campaigning in Bihar during the state election in 2010 and also returned Modi's relief aid for the Koshi flood victims this year, has cleary said that he is not ready to accept Modi as the NDA's prime ministerial candidate during the next Lok Sabha polls.
The BJP also said that it might part ways with the JD(U) and contest all 40 seats in the state in the next general polls. CP Thakur, chief of the Bihar unit of the BJP, said as a political party, it was imperative to remain prepared to contest all the 40 seats.
The JD(U) said last month that it would contest the Gujarat election scheduled in December alone.