RJD offers 11 seats to Congress, waits for response
Reacting to reports of Congress-Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) alliance hitting a rough patch, party Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Saturday said the RJD has offered eleven seats to the Congress and is waiting for a response from the latter.
"My aim is to join all secular forces present in the country, and right now, I don't want to comment on anything against the Congress. We have offered eleven seats to the Congress, and, we are waiting for their response," said Yadav. "We have been in talks with Congress leaders and are hopeful that there is nothing wrong happening. I have always said that India is with the Congress although, all the rivals of our party are thinking of ways to finish me," he said. "Communal and Fascist forces are trying to divide the nation. Modi and RSS, who are friends with Nitish Kumar, believe in a divide and rule policy," he added.
Earlier, there had been reports that the RJD and the Congress were unable to reach a consensus on the seat sharing number, due to which the Congress wasn't ready to commit to anything.
(Posted on 01-03-2014)