With the deadline for filing nominations ending on Wednesday, the government today reached out to the rival camp in a hope of building consensus on NDA nominee Harivansh Narayan Singh, who is from the JD(U).
At the same time, the BJP along with its allies was also trying to secure support of neutral parties like the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the event of an election. Janata Dal (U) president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar spoke to his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik seeking the BJD’s support for his party candidate.
Leaders of a number of opposition parties today met twice after which they decided to put up a united fight for the post.
Various opposition parties were asked to discuss the issue with their leadership and propose a candidate…