Mission 2024: Nitish Kumar Meets Rahul Gandhi, Discusses 2024 Poll Strategy, Denies PM Ambition

On Monday, Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, met with Rahul Gandhi, the head of the Congress, in the nation’s capital to talk about the strategy for the impending 2024 Lok Sabha elections as well as the potential for cooperation between like-minded parties.

In the midst of rumours that he is aiming to position himself as a potential prime ministerial candidate in 2024, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also met with former Karnataka CM and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy while in Delhi.

For the first time after reuniting with the Mahagathbandhan, of which Congress is a member in Bihar, Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar met Congress leader Rahul Gandhi here on Monday. According to sources within the Congress, both leaders spoke about their plans for the future Lok Sabha elections in 2024 as well as the potential for bringing like-minded parties together.

According to reports, Nitish Kumar thanked Rahul Gandhi for the support his party has given the Bihar administration. According to sources within the Congress, Kumar thanked the Wayanad MP for his party’s support of his administration when they first met Gandhi following his reunion with the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar. The sources added that both parties will carry with their “concrete negotiations” in the lead-up to the Lok Sabha elections.

Nitish Kumar meets Rahul Gandhi, discusses 2024 poll strategy, denies PM ambition

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During his trip to Delhi, the Chief Minister of Bihar also met with former Chief Minister of Karnataka and JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy amid rumours that Kumar is aiming to position himself as a candidate for prime minister in 2024. Nitish Kumar clarified the rumours to the media, calling for Opposition unity and dismissing any potential prime ministerial ambitions: “If the opposition will get united, then a good atmosphere will be created. I have no desire and no aspiration (to become prime minister).”


Days after Telangana Chief Minister KCR visited Bihar and had discussions on the political climate in the nation, Nitish Kumar met with leaders of the opposition. During KCR’s one-day visit, the Telangana chief minister refrained from responding directly to a query on Nitish Kumar’s potential candidacy for prime minister on behalf of the opposition.