RJD sources said there was a minimal chance of RJD voting with arch rival BJP against JD(U) nominees.
Sharad Yadav was elected unopposed to the seat vacated by LJP President Ramvilas Paswan after LS polls.
JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav likely to be nominated for the Upper House.
Party wanted to give a seat to Congress to strike a formal alliance but did not because of apprehensions of some dissidents voting against party candidate.
Rebels are protesting against selection of 14 new ministers in in Jitan Ram Manjhi government.
This comes days after the RJD supported the JD(U) government in the state in the floor test last week.
Sharad Yadav said ‘the pulse of the nation is not known only by formal education and that country is run by understanding people’.
The names of Rabri Devi, wife of RJD leader Lalu Prasad, and Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmed are doing the rounds as possible candidates.
On Tuesday, Manjhi took oath as the 23rd chief minister of Bihar.
“If people give me mandate in 2015 I am ready to take responsibility again,” said former CM Nitish Kumar.
The JD(U) has staked claim to form the government in the state under Manjhi, Kumar said.
As the day progresses, Kushwaha’s chase of Pappu could be a good barometer of the BJP’s performance in Bihar.
The CBI had registered 17 FIRs last year.
He said the effort is to stop both NDA and UPA from forming the government.
JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said the effort is to stop both NDA and UPA from forming the government.