Bihar elections: Rift widens between NDA allies LJP, JD-U

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 7

The rift between the 2 warring NDA allies — LJP and JD-U — seems to be widening.

While the LJP on Monday authorised its president Chirag Paswan to take a name on whether or not it would battle in opposition to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-headed JD-U and in addition determined to arrange an inventory of candidates for 143 constituencies, the JD-U hinted it could not enter into an alliance with the LJP within the upcoming elections within the State.

At a gathering of the LJP Parliamentary board, sources stated leaders criticised the Bihar authorities for “its over-reliance on bureaucracy” and in addition claimed that “Nitish Kumar is no longer a popular face”. On the opposite hand, the JD-U stated any social gathering which is part of the NDA within the state should settle for the management of Nitish Kumar. JD(U) spokesperson Okay C Tyagi was additionally quoted as saying that whether or not in 2005, 2010 or 2015 Assembly polls, the social gathering by no means had any tie-up with the LJP.

Meanwhile, the sources additionally stated Chirag Paswan has requested social gathering leaders to chorus from attacking former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, a Dalit chief who has been attacking the LJP and returned to the NDA final week.

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