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‘UPA allies will come together post-polls to form Govt’

LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan said that the party would not ‘repeat the same mistake’ of backing the BJP-led NDA.

LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday that the party would not “repeat the same mistake” of backing the BJP-led NDA as he exuded confidence that the Fourth Front would be able to form the government at the Centre after the Lok Sabha elections.

The Fourth Front was formed as Congress had expressed inability to form a pre-poll alliance,he said,adding “the UPA allies LJP,RJD and Samajwadi Party had fought assembly and Lok Sabha elections separately in the past and came together to form the government.”

The Fourth Front,would however,not join the NDA even if it secured a majority,he told reporters at the airport in Jamshedpur.

“I had committed a blunder in the past by supporting the NDA and I don’t want to repeat the same mistake,” he said. Later,at an election meeting,he criticised the BJP for its “anti-minority approach” saying the sole motive of the party was to “divide” the people on communal lines.

Paswan said he was proud of the minority community as it had protected the country during wars.