No talks yet about joining Union cabinet, says Nitish Kumar on reshuffle
There has been speculation that the reshuffle could see the entry of JD-U nominees into the Union council of ministers.india Updated: Sep 02, 2017 18:29 IST
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Saturday that there has been no proposal as yet for his Janata Dal-United party to join the government at the Centre.
Talking to reporters ahead of the much-awaited reshuffle and expansion of the Union council of ministers on Sunday, Kumar said that if his party gets any such proposal he will take a call.
“No talks yet. If any proposal comes we will take a call. It’s a different issue, but so far no talks about it,” Kumar, who is also JD-U President, said on being asked about the possibility of JD-U’s joining the Union cabinet.
There has been speculation that the reshuffle could see the entry of JD-U nominees into the Union council of ministers, with the party striking an alliance with the BJP in Bihar. From the JD-U quota, Rajya Sabha MP R C P. Singh and Santosh Kumar are strong contenders.