RJD, JD(U) decide to contest Bihar polls together

New Delhi, Jun 7: Bihar's ruling JD(U) and Lalu Prasad's RJD will contest the state assembly elections in alliance and a 6-member committee will be constituted for seat-sharing talks.

"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.

Nitish and Lalu

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."


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