Nitish to meet Guv at 2 pm, JD(U) prepares resolution

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Patna, June 16: Top JD(U) leaders met at the residence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to decide the future of the party's strained alliance with the BJP. Reports said a strongly-worded resolution was being prepared, which will be read out at 3 pm.

Meanwhile, TV sources said Kumar has sought an appointment with Governor D Y Patil at 2 pm to apprise the latter about the situation. With the support of five Independents, the JD(U) was ready to test its strength in the assembly following the withdrawal from the NDA.

According to reports, Kumar may request Patil for a vote of confidence to prove majority and convene a special assembly session on June 21.

Meanwhile, state BJP members met at the residence of Deputy Chief Minister DSushil Kumar Modi to discuss the future strategy of the party. A meeting was also held at the residence of BJP president Rajnath Singh.

The BJP's national leaders slammed Kumar, asking why was the latter keen to end the alliance now while he did not protest during the time of the riots in 2002? Kumar decided to part ways with the NDA after the latter recently decided to make Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi the chief of its poll campaign committee for the next Lok Sabha elections.

Kumar has been a strong critic of Modi on the question of secularism since the latter was at the helm of affairs in Gujarat when the religious pogroms took place in the state 11 years ago.

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