Delhi: Bihar chief minster Nitish Kumar said he doesn’t wish to become the Prime Minister, rather he wants to ‘work for the interest of the country’. He said after his meeting with former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday under efforts to forge Opposition unity 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Bihar CM and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav met Akhilesh Yadav.
Kumar addressed the media after holding a closed-door meeting, and said talks are on to bring more opposition parties together to take on the right-wing party. “I do not have lust for power and position, my endeavor is to work for the interest of the country,” the chief minister said refuting claims of being the next prime ministerial candidate.
On the decision of who will lead the joint force, the Bihar CM said it will be decided after the unity is formed. “I don’t want anything for myself. I will work in the interest of the country. There will be other people as well, and we will sit and decide,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party chief extended his support to Nitish Kumar to uproot the incumbent BJP government from the country. He said at a press conference, “They (BJP) want to change the history of India. They must know the history. They are not doing any work but just publicising. We are going to mobilise most of the opposition parties in coalition and fight the upcoming elections.”