Thursday, 9 October 2014

JD(U)-RJD alliance won't last till Bihar assembly poll, Ram Vilas Paswan says

NEW DELHI: Union food minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday rubbished the possibility of the JD(U)-RJD alliance lasting till assembly elections in Bihar next year.

In a similar vein, he also dismissed attempts to bring together non-Congress and non-BJP parties saying neither Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav nor the Left and Trinamool Congress could remain together.

"Lalu and Nitish cannot fight together. They are not going to remain together. When the flood water comes gushing down, snakes, scorpions and rats all climb together on any tree and stay there. They have come together due to the Narendra Modi wave. But their unity is not going to last.

"Most probably they will fall apart by the time assembly elections are held. If somehow they fight the polls together, they will not remain united after the polls," Paswan told PTI in an interview.

Paswan argued that when BJP-Shiv Sena and Congress-NCP combines could not fight the elections together in Maharashtra, how can RJD and JD(U), which have fought each other bitterly for ten years, remain together and still meet the aspirations of their respective party workers.

"You will see it when the ticket distribution begins for assembly polls in Bihar next year," he said.

The minister, whose Lok Janshakti Party is an ally of BJP in Bihar and had lost the lone seat it contested badly to JD(U)-RJD in assembly byeelections, stressed that the rival parties like JD(U), RJD and Congress in Bihar 'panicked' after the Modi wave in Lok Sabha polls, which saw NDA winning 31 of 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Vilas Paswan,JD(U)-RJD,BJP-Shiv Sena

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