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BJP, JD-U to contest 2014 Lok Sabha polls together

January 18, 2013 15:04 IST
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ananth Kumar on Friday said that his party will contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections along with its alliance partner the Janata Dal-United in Bihar.

There was speculation in political circles in Patna for last few months that the BJP and JD-U will go separately in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. The relations between the two political parties have witnessed dramatic ups and downs in the last few months after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that it would not take a minute for his party to break ties with its ally if it projected Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate.

Nitish Kumar had earlier objected to his photographs with Narendra Modi in newspaper advertisements during the BJP national executive meeting in Patna in June 2010.


M I Khan in Patna