BJP yet to decide on alliance with JD (U) in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, Sep 22 (UNI) The ruling BJP has kept its options open for forging on alliance with its NDA ally Janata Dal (United) for the next Assembly elections in Rajasthan.

BJP state president and sitting MP Om Prakash Mathur told reporters here today that his party was holding initial dialogue with JD (U) general secretary K C Tyagi even as prospects of the latter's electoral success were been weighed in the pockets known as JD(U) bastons.

''Since, we were having an alliance at the national level, it was imperative that we explore viability of the similar understanding at the state level,'' Mr Mathur said.

Meanwhile, the party State Election Committee, which held it's first meeting here today under Mr Mathur's chairmanship, stressed the need of special strategy for brightening the party's electoral prospects on those 27 Assembly seats in the state where the ruling party could not record its win so far.

The committee has also decided to send two-three observers in each of the 200 Assembly segments to prepare panels of aspiring party candidates for the next Assembly polls.

He said party office bearers were also free to contest the elections if they succeed in getting the party ticket. However, he clarified that he himself would not contest the Assembly elctions.


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