RJD, JD (U) holds ‘Hand’ to counter BJP in Bihar


Patna: Materializing speculation of a grand alliance between JD (U) and RJD ahead of crucial Bihar polls, D(U) President Sharad Yadav on Thursday insisted that both the parties will fight the Assembly polls in the state together in alliance with Congress to challenge a resurgent BJP.

“The unity is bound to happen as it is the need of the hour. The nation needs it. All of us will contest election together. Congress, JD(U), RJD, NCP and others will fight together,” Yadav told.

The remarks come a day after a meeting between RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s pointsman Bhola Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is meeting party legislators and Parliamentarians to get feedback from them about the situation arising out of the logjam over the tie-up.