“Nitish Kumar will be busy in administrative work during Chhath, the most popular festival in Bihar, from November 4 to 6,” Janata Dal-United spokesperson K.C. Tayagi said.
Tayagi said the Samajwadi Party’s state chief Shivpal Yadav has twice invited both Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad for the November 5 function.
Lalu Prasad said he is attending the celebrations.
“I will leave for Lucknow on November 4 to attend the function,” he announced on Tuesday.
The SP had walked out of the RJD-JD-U alliance in Bihar last year, straining relations between Nitish Kumar and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Nitish Kumar has vowed that the JD-U would contest the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls next year.