Presidential elections: Will request Nitish Kumar to rethink, won’t break alliance, says Lalu Yadav

Lalu Yadav said, "Nitishji called me and said that it is his personal decision. I would appeal to him to rethink. Won't break the alliance."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2017 8:50 pm
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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday urged his alliance partner and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to rethink his decision to support NDA’s presidential election nominee Ram Nath Kovind. Speaking to media after the opposition meeting that deliberated upon former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as the candidate for the presidential elections, Yadav said, “Nitishji called me and said that it is his personal decision. I would appeal to him to rethink. Won’t break the alliance.”

Kumar, a former diplomat and daughter of the late DalitKumar, a former diplomat and daughter of the late Daliticon Jagjivan Ram, was the unanimous choice of the 17 opposition parties that attended the meeting. With Kovind also being a Dalit, this makes it a Dalit vs Dalit presidential contest.

The JDU had on Tuesday official confirmed its support for Ram Nath Kovind, giving indications of crack within the grand alliance in Bihar. The party has said that its support to Kovind is based on his peaceful tenure as Bihar governor. Nitish Kumar had also expressed his happiness that over Kovind’s nomination.

The JD-U decision came as a shock for the 17-party front led by Congress which met in New Delhi to decide to decide its presidential candidate.


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  1. S
    Shameless Yadav
    Jun 23, 2017 at 2:48 am
    Why is the shameless buffoon geeting IE space? The reptile with poison in its tongue should be in prison and all those who want to listen to this creature should be in prison too.
    1. J
      Jun 23, 2017 at 12:42 am
      Nitishji wishes to have the cake and eat it too ... he will be remembered as the greatest turncoat in Indian politics. He may hold on the seat of CM Bihar by oscillating from one end of the pendulum to another at the end he will only be remembered as a chameleon in Indian politics.
      1. A
        Jun 22, 2017 at 9:35 pm
        Looking at the motley group sharing the stage, reminds me of forty thieves around Ali Bibi. Most , if not all of them have been under the scanner for economic crimes. Lalua is the only one with dubious honor of have been declared a certified looter. He is out on bail. I wonder I how much did it cost him???!!!
        1. T
          Jun 22, 2017 at 6:56 pm
          Laloo is caught in mousetrap, he is at mercy of Nitish and will have to swallow spit of Nitish because BJP will not let Nitish headed Govt losethe floor test even as it wants Laloo to walk out of Govt which Laloo cannot afford as his sons are ministers under Nitish. BJP knows it cannot win majority of LS seats from Bihar in 2019 LS polls if Nitish, Laloo, Congress alliance continues. Similarly BJP will lose U.P. if Akhilesh, Maya and Congress join hands. BJP will tighten s of Maya very much like it has Mulayam at its beck and call