Patna, June 8: Clearing the air on alliance in Bihar for the upcoming Assembly election in the state, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday confirmed the alliance with Lalu Yadav's RJD and Congress.
As per a NDTV report, addressing the media in Patna today Nitish Kumar said, "The Janata Dal United or JDU government is being supported by the Congress, the Rashtriya Janata Dal or RJD and the Communist Party of India."
"Today, it has been decided that RJD and JD(U) will contest the Bihar polls in alliance," Samajwadi Party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said after a two-hour meeting between chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad.
Emerging from the meeting held in the presence of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Ram Gopal said a six-member panel will discuss seat-sharing but refused to name its members.
"These cannot be revealed. The two parties will appoint three members each to the panel which will undertake the important task of devising a seat-sharing formula," he said.
Asked about the contentious issue of chief ministership, the SP general secretary said,"There is no dispute. These things will be taken care of later."
(With inputs from agencies)