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BJP-JD (U) alliance intact, says Sharad Yadav

By Samyuktha

New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday said its relationship with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was intact and will continue further.

Question marks were raised over BJP-JD (U) relations as the spat between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi continued.

Speaking to media, JD (U) president Sharad Yadav expressed confidence that there will no break up of the alliance with the BJP.

"The ties between the two parties are old and they will continue.There is no question of any break-up"," Yadav said.

When asked about, Nitish Kumar's action to return money given by Gujarat for Kosi flood relief works, Yadav said the "unpleasantness" over the publication of Nitish Kumar's photograph with that of Modi in an advertisement in Bihar dailies was over on the day it had appeared.

Nitish Kumar had expressed displeasure over the advertisement which thanked Modi for liberally donating for relief activities during the 2008 Kosi floods.

He had also taken strong exception to the use of a photograph with Modi in another advertisement published in local dailies and threatened to take legal action against those responsible.

Earlier, in the day, Bihar Government returned five crore rupees donation given by Gujarat. (ANI)

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