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No challenge for Narendra Modi in 2019 elections,Says Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has voiced his support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will contest elections again in 2019. "No one has the strength to compete with Narendra Modi," Mr Kumar said.

Interestingly, Kumar had severed ties with the BJP before the 2014 elections after the NDA nominated Modi as its prime ministerial candidate. Kumar, however, had said his reason to break the alliance with the BJP was that he did not wish to empower the communal forces.

Three years later, Kumar however, joined hands with the BJP after breaking the Grand Alliance with RJD and Congress in Bihar and formed a new government in alliance with the saffron party. Citing corruption cases against RJD leaders, Kumar resigned as the chief minister last week, only to be sworn in as the chief minister again with the support of the BJP.

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