JD(U), RJD and Cong will together defeat BJP in bypolls: Nitish Kumar

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar says his party will ally with Congress and RJD for bypolls; BJP calls it an unholy alliance.

By: Press Trust of India | Patna | Updated: July 21, 2014 4:27 pm
Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar with Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and State President Vashist Narayan during a Party State executive meeting in Patna on Sunday. (Source: PTI) Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar with Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and State President Vashist Narayan during a Party State executive meeting in Patna on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday said the party would contest the bypolls for ten Assembly constituencies together with RJD and Congress to defeat BJP.

“JD(U) state executive has taken a decision to fight the bypolls for 10 Assembly seats next month together with RJD and Congress,” he told reporters.

“The party has authorised state President Basistha Narayan Singh to initiate talks with parties opposed to BJP to unitedly fight the bypolls in August end,” Kumar, former Chief Minister of Bihar said.

Kumar, however, said he is yet to hold talks with RJD President Lalu Prasad in this regard. Bihar JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh separately told reporters about the decision to fight the bypolls with RJD and Congress.

He said there had been no talks with RJD or Congress on the subject including seats on which each parties would contest.

“I am going to Delhi tonight and may talk to leaders of these parties,” he said.

RJD Legislature party leader Abdul Bari Siddiqui also favoured alliance of like-minded parties against BJP in the bypolls.

“RJD is against BJP spreading its influence in Bihar and hence ready to join hands with like-minded parties to check there growth here,” Siddiqui told reporters.

Asked about the number of seats the party would contest and who would lead the alliance, Siddiqui said, “These are minor issues which can be sorted out once the alliance is forged.”

BJP described coming together of JD(U), RJD and Congress as “unholy alliance” and said people would not accept them.

“People of Bihar have already rejected these parties in Lok Sabha election and hence there coming together against BJP will yield no result,” senior BJP leader and leader of Opposition in Assembly Nand Kishore Yadav told reporters.

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First Published on: July 21, 2014 4:07 pm
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    S.Gonesh
    Jul 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm
    Hindus unite and reject the anti-Hindus. Hindustan is Hindusand only they can rule India. Refuse the all ant-Hindus.
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      Arun Kumar
      Jul 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm
      This opportunistic man is finished. The sooner he realises the better for him.
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        Himanshu
        Jul 23, 2014 at 6:38 am
        So this is the real Nitish Kumar. Colluding with highly corrupt.
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          king kong
          Jul 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm
          Nithish is one of the selfish person who does not think of people of Bihar and their welfare!! Definitely BJP will win the local embly...
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            shahid
            Jul 21, 2014 at 10:57 am
            That is a bad combination. One good can not make two evils good. Now all the three will sail in a drowning boat. Nitish's ego is bloating big. Sad days are ahead for him.
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              SVKNet
              Jul 21, 2014 at 10:55 am
              Once Nitish Kumar had great respect in Indian Politics. Now he is Lalu Version 2.
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                common
                Jul 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm
                To create world record in corruption and ego boosting. Nitish may take sanyas and leave politics rather than join the most corrupt others
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                  Citizen
                  Jul 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm
                  No suprise birds of the same feather flocking together for power to make/surp SCAMS of the yester years. Voters beware of the future select and elect clean guys. Jaihind
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