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LJP, JD(U) look to form govt with BJP support

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | March 05, 2005 02:35 IST

The Lok Janshakti Party and the Janata Dal-United are likely to join hands in a bid to form the next government in Bihar.

Sources in both the camps told that LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan and top JD(U) leaders Nitish Kumar, George Fernandes and Sharad Yadav held a secret meeting in New Delhi on Friday.

"By Saturday something concrete will emerge on this issue" the sources said.

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However, state JD(U) president  Bijendra Yadav confirmed that the JD(U) and LJP would seek outside support of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

"There is also a possibility that BJP will support a LJP-JD(U) government from outside to keep the Rashtriya Janata Dal out of power," another JD(U) leader concurred.

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Bihar LJP president Narendra Singh said things were moving in the "right direction".

In the February elections in the state, LJP got 29 seats and the JD-U won 55 seats.

The two parties are confident of getting support from small parties and Independents to get 122 seats required to form the government.

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