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Nitish rules out possibility of alliance with Congress

March 04, 2014 16:35 IST

Amid speculations about chance of the Congress going with the Janata Dal-United instead of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday categorically ruled out this possibility and said even a last minute decision on special category status to the state could not pave way for such tie up.

"It’s baseless speculation...there is no truth in this," Kumar told reporters ruling out any chance of alliance with the Congress if it agrees to provide special category status to Bihar to pave way for the tie-up.

"Sawal paida nahin hota hain (the question does not arise)," he said on chance of JD-U and Congress forging alliance for the coming elections.

"There has been no such proposal from the beginning...its unnecessary speculation," he said.

The Congress and RJD of Lalu Prasad are natural allies, he said.

"Whether talks on alliance between them is progressing or not is their concern...we have nothing to do with it," he said emerging from a programme to lay foundation of road projects in Patna.

Kumar, who is driving force of the JD-U said, his party would have electoral tie up with the Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India-Marxist in Bihar for the coming general elections.

"While understanding on seats have been reached with the CPI the same is in process with the CPM," he said. He, however, did not disclose the seats and said it would be made public soon.

Image: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

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