No alliance in UP,Bihar before Lok Sabha polls,says Rajnath

After the Janata Dal (United) quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) earlier this month,the BJP has decided to contest the next Lok Sabha election in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh without entering into pre-poll alliance with any political party in the two states,BJP president Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 27, 2013 3:54 am

After the Janata Dal (United) quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) earlier this month,the BJP has decided to contest the next Lok Sabha election in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh without entering into pre-poll alliance with any political party in the two states,BJP president Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.

More political parties may join the NDA before the Lok Sabha elections but the BJP will contest without any pre-poll alliance in UP and Bihar,he said.

In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections,the BJP had contested in UP in alliance with Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and JD (U). In Bihar,it had an alliance with the JD (U).

Senior BJP leaders claim that the absence of JD (U) in NDA will improve the BJP’s performance in Bihar and UP. “Various surveys have reported that the BJP will win more seats both in Bihar and UP in next Lok Sabha elections,” said a senior party leader. “The elevation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the party’s poll campaign panel chief has sent the right message in the masses.’’

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