Sharpening the position of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Narendra Modi vis-à-vis Nitish Kumar’s opposition, party general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday said the Janata Dal (United) needed Mr. Modi in Bihar as much as the BJP. He said this is the unanimous view.

He also stressed that both alliance partners were dependent on each other and that there were no cracks in their relationship.

While he praised Mr. Kumar’s governance, he said there was need for “able leadership” in Bihar.

“We have to present a top united order to the country,” he said.

He praised the leadership of many senior BJP leaders, including Mr. Modi. The party would give “a clear message to the country” at its meet in Goa.

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