Hard-to-get Paswan

All OF Lalu Prasad Yadav’s tricks have failed to get LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on board for seat-sharing talks in Bihar.

Published: February 16, 2009 1:14:18 am

All OF Lalu Prasad Yadav’s tricks have failed to get LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on board for seat-sharing talks in Bihar. If LJP insiders are to be believed,Paswan is wary of playing into Lalu’s hands and not being able to extract a reasonable number of seats from him. In fact,he has now designated his brother Pasupati Paras with the clear-cut mandate of not settling for less than 16 seats. In a clear message to the UPA,he also came out supporting Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav over the Kalyan Singh issue when others were distancing themselves,saying the enemy of an enemy is a friend.

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