Sources in BJP, however, said the party was just exploring possibilities, and that it might not form an alliance with Manjhi’s outfit.
Manjhi has launched his own outfit Hindustani Awam Morcha, after an unceremonious exit from the post of Chief Minister and JD(U).
Party sources told PTI that BJP could ally with Jitan Ram Manjhi, who comes from the Mahadalit community.
Manjhi had recently spoken to Lalu to explore alliance options with RJD and Congress “minus Nitish”.
“We are for a broader unity of parties against BJP in which everybody, including Manjhi, shall come forward,” Lalu told reporters in Patna before leaving for Delhi.
Manjhi announced that HAM would contest alone all the 243 seats in coming Bihar polls.
Jitan Ram Manjhi lashed out at Nitish Kumar saying he has reversed all his pro-poor and pro-farmers decisions.
Says will reach out to people through social media like Modi.
He applauded Modi for promising an unprecedented over Rs 1 lakh crore special package for Bihar.
Manjhi also came out in defence of Modi vis-à-vis delivery of promises and secularism.
Nand Kishore Yadav, leader of the opposition in the Bihar assembly, is preparing for Tuesday’s launch of the BJP’s poll campaign with a rally of booth level workers.
Manjhi also ducked questions of a possible alliance with the BJP and said his party would think about it after the elections.
The statement also came at a time when Manjhi’s political front, Hindustani Awam Morcha, appear divided.
Manjhi has, in the past, alleged that a Madhubani temple was cleaned after his visit.
The former CM, who recently floated the Hindustani Awam Morcha, returned the favour by saying he was not averse to meeting the RJD chief in the near future.