The former Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader, Nitish Kumar, met the leadership of the Communist Party of India (CPI) on Sunday during his first visit to the Capital after the general elections.
Both parties had a seat-sharing arrangement in Bihar and fared badly, with the JD(U) picking up two seats and the CPI getting none. Mr. Kumar, along with senior JD(U) leader K.C. Tyagi, met CPI veteran A.B. Bardhan and national secretary D. Raja and discussed the political scenario in the country.
Assembly polls next year
According to Mr. Raja, both sides have decided to continue working together as they did for the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha polls.
In the Rajya Sabha polls, the JD(U) also got on board the Rashtriya Janata Dal but there was no word on whether this arrangement would be carried forward for the Bihar Assembly elections due next year.
Courtesy: The Hindu