Mulayam names Nitish as Janata Parivar CM candidate


Patna: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday named Nitish kumar as the CM candidate of Janata Parivar in the upcoming Bihar polls.

“Nitish Kumar will be chief ministerial candidate of JD(U)-RJD alliance. Lalu Prasad had proposed his name,” Mulayam Singh Yadav said.

“There are no differences with Nitish Kumar. There is no contender for the CM’s post from my family and party,” RJD chief Lalu Prasad said while addressing a press conference along with Mulayam Singh and other Janata Parivar leaders.

Earlier in the day, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said that there is “no doubt that Congress will be part of JD(U)-RJD alliance for the upcoming Bihar assembly polls”.

Addressing mediapersons in Patna, Nitish Kumar said that “Congress is definitely involved in the talks over the Bihar polls”. “Rahul Gandhi and I discussed various issues in Delhi,” the Bihar CM said.

Talking about seat-sharing for state assembly polls, Kumar said that “three members each from RJD and JD(U) will meet tomorrow and have a discussion on seat-distribution”.