Modi discusses Bihar, Delhi with BJP leaders

New Delhi, Feb 7:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday met BJP leaders to review the Delhi assembly polls as well as the political situation in Bihar in view of Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s recommendation to dissolve the assembly.

Kerala Governor Sheila Dixit and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting in New Delhi on July 9, 2014.Bharatiya Janata Party sources said those who attended the meeting included party president Amit Shah, union ministers Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Nitin Gadkari and party general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal.

The meeting is learnt to have discussed the BJP’s prospects, as well as the voting pattern in Saturday’s polls in the national capital.

The BJP faced a tough contest from Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party. Most exit polls said the AAP will win.

Sources said the meeting discussed the developing political situation in Bihar which is also due for elections later this year.

Manjhi Saturday recommended the assembly’s dissolution against the view of a majority of his cabinet colleagues even as his predecessor Nitish Kumar was elected the Janata-Dal United legislature party chief, signalling that he could be at the state’s helm again.

Bihar minister Narendra Singh, who is considered close to Manjhi, said they would take support from the BJP to run the government if there was such a need.

Sources said the BJP leadership was carefully weighing its options in Bihar where it wants to come to power in the assembly polls. IANS

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