Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi, raises fund issues

The special status issue has been a long standing demand from the ruling JD(U). This is the first time that the two met after Modi became Prime Minister and Nitish came back as Bihar Chief Minister.

The two leaders missed no opportunity to attack each other and Modi's elevation in the BJP had prompted Kumar to pull JD(U) out of NDA in June, 2013 after being part of the alliance for 17 years.

Moreover, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirti Azad also said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar cannot do anything without the support of ruling party at the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that the JD (U) leader should rethink on his party's alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

The BJP leader from Bihar also welcomed Nitish's move to meet Prime Minister Modi.