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Lalu to stake claim to form govt

February 27, 2005 19:53 IST

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday evening said his party will stake claim to form the next government in Bihar.

Also see: President's rule the only option: Paswan

Lalu claimed the RJD has emerged as the single largest party with 74 seats. "Add to it the tally of our pre-poll allies, the Congress, the Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India- Marxist, the Nationalist Congress Party, and we will be well ahead of the National Democratic Alliance," he said.

On Lok Janshakti Party chief Ramvilas Paswan's stand maintaining equidistance from both the RJD and NDA, and instead seeking President's Rule, Lalu said, "I am not for President's Rule."

Also see: Bihar - what could happen 

Lalu said the people's mandate in Bihar is with secular parties. He said his party's main concern is to ensure that the NDA does not "set foot either in Bihar or Jharkhand."

Lalu said he will also seek support from the Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party and independents.

Also see: NDA has size, Paswan strength

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Sub: Reject Laloo

Laloo prasad yadav has been totally rejected by the Bihar people. And it is surprising that he wants to again claim Chief Ministership. The democracy ...

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