Accordingly JD(U) national secretary Pavan varma on thursday said that he never wanted to hurt party supremo nitish kumar by seeking an 'ideological clarity' from Kumar over extending alliance with the bjp beyond bihar in delhi for the upcoming elections. Meanwhile he also added that he will decide his future course of action based on the reply to his letter by the chief minister.
varma said "I welcome Nitish Kumar's statement that there is space for discussion within the party, as that is what I asked for. We need to have ideological clarity before we take a further decision, especially with regards to expanding alliance with BJP. It was never my intention to hurt him". He said "I want the party to have ideological clarity. For instance, we said no to NRC (National Register of Citizens) but we are supporting the caa (Citizenship Amendment Act). bjp says caa and NRC are hyphenated that NRC will follow CAA. bjp says NRC will be implemented across the country. Therefore, JD(U) should clarify its positions on many subjects".
Moreover Kumar's blunt remarks came two days after varma, a former rajya sabha member, sent him a two-page letter on the issue and shared screenshots of the same on his official twitter handle and facebook profile despite it containing details of conversations the two were claimed to have had "in private". Apparently varma, who had sought "ideological clarity" from the JD(U)s national president, had arrived in Patna on a private visit during which he could not meet the chief minister but demanded from him "a full statement" on CAA-NPR-NRC in view of the country-wide movement against the same.