JANATA Dal United Asks Congress To Make Its Stand Clear On Tainted RJD Led By Lalu Prasad Family

PLAYING  down reported strained relations with BJP over seat sharing for the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Bihar,  Janata Dal United ‘s Spokesperson  K C Tyagi  said  on  Sunday that decision on re- joining the Mahagathbandhan will only be taken after the Congress makes it stand clear on the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).“Until and unless Congress clears its stand on a corrupt party like RJD, we don’t know how to communicate with them any further,” Tyagi said after the party’s executive meeting in Patna. Janata Dal (United) will contest the election on its own in selected seats in Manipur, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. “Some media reports say we are helping BJP but we are neither supporting them nor opposing them, we are not helping them, ”he added .The JD(U), an ally of the NDA, is reportedly disappointed by the BJP’s attitude towards the party since JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar formed an alliance in July 2017 after breaking ties with the Congress and the RJD. The executive  has  authorised its president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to finalise the JD(U)’s stand on political issues, including the coming assembly and Lok Sabha polls. Decision making power has been given to the National President on political issues .The JDU leaders asserted that the ruling alliance will fight the election together and sweep it. “It will be decided later as to which party will contest how many seats. The NDA will fight the elections together and sweep the state,” another spokesman told reporters. Seat sharing is likely to be a contentious issue between the JD(U) and the BJP.Several reports have said that the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) will take a final call on seat sharing in the state for 2019 general elections after seeing what the BJP has to offer.Ahead of the national executive meet, K C Tyagi had said that the party would be “a big brother in seat sharing for 2019 polls in Bihar”.Recently, BJP President Amit Shah went to Patna and had discussed  LS  poll related issues from Bihar which elects  20  Membrs to the Lok Sabha amidst  reports  that JDU keen on  playing  the role  of big  brother in the eastern state.The outcome of their meet has not been posted on  public domain. (image courtesy : Google)

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