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I cautioned Nitish Kumar against supporting CAB, appeal went in vain: Pavan Verma

The fault lines within the Janta Dal-United (JDU) over the party s official support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, that helped it sail through the Parliament, has only apparently widened with the party s general secretary Pavan Verma revealing that he had cautioned party chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar against supporting the Bill but his appeal went in vain.While talking to ANI here on Saturday, Verma said that he is still waiting for a response from Nitish Kumar. I have made a direct appeal to Nitish Kumar, giving him reasons why JDU will contravene its own party principle and its commitment to the unity and harmony of India if it supports the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, said Pavan Verma. I have not heard anything from Nitish Kumar except that the party has gone ahead and supported the Bill in Parliament. Nitish Kumar needs to reply and clarify the party position. I don t deal with anyone else in the party or take cognisance of their comments, he said.On ...


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