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Paswan to field candidates against Congress
Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | September 28, 2005 14:52 IST
Retracting from his earlier stance, Ramvilas Paswan has said that Lok Janshakti Party would field candidates against the Congress in the forthcoming Bihar assembly polls.
"We would not spare anybody include Congress in the polls," Paswan said in Patna on Wednesday.
However, Paswan said he and his party would not indulge in campaign against Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) despite the fact that LJP would contest against them.
Congress is part of Rashtriya Janata Dal-led United Progressive Alliance in Bihar and is contesting 51 seats.
He said LJP and its allies -- the CPI, Revolutionary Socialist Party and the Forward Block -- would contest all the 243 assembly seats as a third front. LJP will contest 190 seats.
Paswan is likely to announce the seat-sharing formula in Patna on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, three senior Janata Dal (United) leaders -- former members of legislative assembly Maheshwar Prasad Singh, Krishna Chandra Singh, Gaurishankar Nagdansh -- and an ex-RJD minister Kafil Ahmed Kaifi joined LJP on Wednesday.
Welcoming them into LJP, Paswan said he would consider their request for party tickets.