Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today met his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar in Patna on Wednesday, reports NDTV.
The meeting is pertinent as it comes days after Nitish broke ties with the BJP-led NDA to join hands with RJD. The Telengana CM has always been a staunch critic of the Narendra Modi-led dispensation and in this context, the meeting holds utmost relevance.
According to an official release earlier, the Chief Ministers of both the states were scheduled to discuss national politics on the occasion.
Rao gifted a flower bouquet to Nitish.
The two leaders are slated to attend several events together.
Rao will also distribute over Rs 10 lakh each to the families of the soldiers who were martyred in the Galwan valley clashes at the Indo-China border in Ladakh.
Rao and Nitish, will also give cheques worth Rs 5 lakh to each family of 12 migrant workers who died in a recent accident in Telengana.
The Telangana CM has been touring the country in a bid to forge an alliance with like-minded parties against BJP.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi took a dig at Nitish Kumar and his Rao, saying their meeting scheduled for Wednesday is a "get-together of two daydreamers".
Telangana Chief Minister Rao, popularly known as 'KCR', is scheduled to arrive in Patna on Wednesday and meet Kumar as both leaders aspire to build a united front against the BJP's hegemony.
KCR will also be paying cheques of compensation to family members of soldiers who were killed in the stand-off with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh.
Taking a swipe at the meeting, Modi said it is a meeting of two leaders who are losing their base in their respective states and "desiring to become prime minister of the country".
"It is a meeting of two daydreamers who have no standing in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," the BJP leader told reporters.
He dubbed the meeting as the "latest comedy show of opposition unity."
Earlier this month, Nitish Kumar again switched sides, joined hands with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) of Lalu Prasad Yadav, after parting ways with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Modi was a deputy chief minister for more than a decade with Kumar as the chief minister in the JD(U)-BJP government in Bihar.