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Sushil Modi says Nitish is captain of NDA, later deletes tweet

Amid murmurs of leadership change in Bihar s ruling NDA, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday said in a tweet that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will continue to lead the alliance in the Assembly election next year which he later deleted.In a post on Twitter, Modi called Kumar the captain of the NDA.This comes days after senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Sanjay Paswan said that Kumar should now step down as Chief Minister and make way for the BJP. Nitish Kumar is the Captain of NDA in Bihar and will remain its Captain in next Assembly elections in 2020 also. When Captain is hitting four and six and defeating rivals by inning where is the question of any change, Modi said in the deleted tweet.Sources in BJP said that Modi might have deleted the tweet under pressure from top leadership. In Parliament, JD-U was the only BJP ally which opposed the Triple Talaq Bill and abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.In a bid to keep its secular image, the JD-U ...

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