JD-U chief indicates alliance with RJD, Congress to continue even after Bihar Assembly by-polls
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav, today indicated that his party will maintain its alliance, with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress, not just for the Assembly by-polls to be held next month, but will continue in future as well.
"We already had a tie-up in the Rajya Sabha by-polls. This is the next step, we had already declared it. We will unite together and this will continue and will have solidarity amongst ourselves," Yadav told ANI.
"We will prepare ourselves and rewrite a new history by uniting the votes which got divided. Our effort now is to unite the voices of the people," the JD-U chief added.
JD(U), RJD and Congress have reached an understanding to contest 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, going to bypoll on August 21, together.
According to media reports, a final announcement of the alliance and seats each of them would contest would be made after former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returns to Patna from Mumbai on July 30.
Bypoll on 10 Bihar seats necessitated by the election of some MLAs to the Lok Sabha and resignation of others is being viewed as the "semi-final" before the crucial Assembly poll, due next year.
(Posted on 27-07-2014)