“RJD-JD(U) to contest Bihar Assembly polls together”


New Delhi: Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections Samajwadi Party`s (SP) national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav, who is also the brother of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, said that Lalu Prasad’s​ Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and states ruling Janata Dal United (JD-U) will fight the elections together.

The announcement was made shortly after a Janata Parivar meeting concluded at SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence on Sunday evening.While speaking to the press, Ram Gopal Yadav said, “(We) will fight elections in Bihar as an alliance.”“Three members each from RJD and JDU will be part of a six-member committee who will prepare report on seat distribution,” he added.

There were chances that Nitish Kumar of JD(U) could be projected as the CM candidate but RJD’s Lalu Prasad Yadav has maintained that the issue can be addressed at a later juncture. The RJD leader had his way as the matter has been kept pending. The meeting came after Sharad Yadav’s assertion on Thursday that RJD and JD(U) will contest the elections together forming a coalition.