Patna Nov 13: After winning the big battle of power in Bihar assembly elections 2015, now the next big challenge for the 'Grand Alliance' is the formation of government in state.
"The grand alliance government will work for the development of the state, after crushing the NDA alliance, that just believes in slogan politics", Neeraj Kumar, the JD(U) spokesperson told OneIndia in an exclusive interview.
Kumar further said, "Performance of government (grand alliance) is the main agenda for the formation of the new cabinet."
On being asked about the RJD winning more seats than the ruling JD(U) and will the RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav accept the role as a junior partner in the new government, Kumar said, "this is not matter of junior or senior, every party is equal and will be given equal power and the minister's portfolio will be distributed keeping in mind the performance of the individuals."
On being asked what if the RJD demands the post of CM, Kumar said, "Nitish Kumar will be the chief minister of the Bihar as was decided before the election by the Mahagathbandhan leaders."
Meanwhile, commenting on the prospects of Lalu's sons-- Tej Pratap and Tejaswi Pratap, as future ministers, he said, "the RJD will decide their roles in this new grand alliance government."
While adding to that, he said, "If we can manage with the BJP which is ideologically dissimilar to JD(U) for seven years, then with our new alliance partners (RJD & Congress), who are socialist movement people and have secular ideology, we will work in a much better way and with mutual consent now."
While attacking the BJP, he said, "this crime environment is created by the BJP and we will work together to act against the crime in Bihar."
He concluded saying. "we will work for the farmers' benefits and will take help from the Centre, so that farmers can receive all benefits."