Varma's comments came after Kumar, who is the chief minister of Bihar, snubbed him saying he is free to go wherever he wants and slammed him for raising his concerns over the party's stand on a host of citizenship measures of the Modi government.
On January 21, Varma had written a letter to Nitish Kumar seeking ideological clarity and questioning the tie-up with BJP
In remarks that may embarrass Kumar, Varma claimed in a letter to him that despite his alliance with the BJP in 2017, his "private apprehensions" regarding the party and how it was leading India into a "dangerous space" did not change.
The Dalai Lama thereafter offered prayers before a 'Bodhi tree' at the chief minister's 1, Anney Marg bungalow along with other Buddhist priests, making affirmations for all-round peace and prosperity.
Following Nitish Kumar’s remarks against the NRC and the CAA, the BJP has started its efforts to rein in the JDU to avert a Shiv Sena-type disaster in Bihar.
Addressing a pro-CAA rally of the saffron party in this north Bihar district, Shah slammed the opposition for misleading minorities about the Act and engineering violence that had erupted in the aftermath.
Speaking in the state Legislative Assembly, Kumar said his government agreed in principle to the National Population Register (NPR) like it did 10 years ago when the exercise was last undertaken.
In an open letter to Kumar, Varma expressed his surprise at the "unilateral" announcement of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi, who is from the BJP, that the National Population Register exercise will be carried out in the state between May 15-28 despite Kumar's stand against the National Register of Citizens.
In 2020, the BJP will have to focus on cobbling up alliances in states, projecting popular regional faces and tackling internal problems well ahead of time.
Developments around the Delhi and Bihar assembly elections are likely to dominate political headlines in 2020
"All is well" was Kumar's terse reply as he walked past a posse of journalists here who waited eagerly for him to speak out on the turmoil that has engulfed the alliance between the two parties over the past few days.
The opposition, which had been in disarray since the Lok Sabha drubbing, made a comeback with its recent success in the by-polls.
The CM was asked to comment on the proposed country-wide implementation of NRC, including Bihar, as stated by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the floor of the Parliament.
Kumar was addressing a public meeting at Rangmanch Maidan near Mundeshwari temple in Kaimur district.
The Citizenship Amendment Bill being passed in Parliament, especially in the Rajya Sabha, is a good case study to understand how deftly Amit Shah and the BJP won over the support of not just its allies but also regional parties opposing it.
Kishor tweeted against NRC -- drawing a parallel with the Narendra Modi government's move to demonetise high-value currency notes in 2016
The RJD youth leader alleged Nitish Kumar is "toeing the BJP's line" on the amended Citizenship Act, which has vitiated the atmosphere across the country
Kumar made the comment on Maharashtra issue while replying to reporters queries after paying tribute to the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his birthday at a function held near Patna railway station.
Nadda, who was here on his maiden tour of the state after assuming the post, called on Kumar at the latter's official residence, where he was accompanied by BJP national general secretary in-charge for Bihar Bhupendra Yadav, state president Sanjay Jaiswal and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.
The party's national general secretary in-charge for the state Bhupendra Yadav, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and state president Sanjay Jaiswal accompanied Nadda to 1, Anney Marg, where he was warmly welcomed and presented with a bouquet by Kumar.
In the absence of a convincing victory in Maharashtra and Haryana, and with challenging elections in Jharkhand and Delhi coming up, BJP allies know that this is the right time to press for their demands
Shortly after Nitish Kumar addressed his party's national council following his reelection as party president for a fresh three-year term, the JD(U) reminded the BJP that the Bihar chief minister has given the saffron party a proportionate representation in the state government.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who heads the JD(U), Union minister and LJP founding president Ram Vilas Paswan and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi a BJP veteran on Thursday shared the stage at rallies in Duraunda and Kishanganj assembly segments and Samastipur Lok Sabha seat.
Amit Shah added that at the national level, BJP and JD(U) are working under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and in the state they will do so under the leadership of CM Nitish Kumar
Underscoring the adverse impact of stubble burning on the environment, Kumar instructed agriculture department officials to launch a campaign to end the practice.