By skipping the Niti Aayog meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, Bihar chief minister and JD(U) supremo Nitish Kumar has steered clear of invites by the BJP-led Union government for the fourth time now since July 17, adding fuel to the buzz over tension between allies.
Nitish Kumar on Sunday skipped the Niti Aayog meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which saw chief ministers of other states in attendance. While there was no official word on the reason behind Kumar’s absence, sources close to him said that he skipped the meeting citing post-Covid debility. The septuagenarian had tested positive on July 25.
Sources privy to the developments told News18 that Nitish Kumar had dialled Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday and has sought time to meet her.