Putting an end to all speculations, the Janata Dal (U) has made it clear that it will not part ways with the BJP and will remain a constituent of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). However, the final decision will be taken by the party on seat sharing in the state for 2019 general elections after seeing what the BJP has to offer.
With the rumors on alliances before the 2019 elections, it has been finally been put to rest that their alliance with BJP will remain for the 2019 polls.
Party leader K C Tyagi on Sunday said, “We aren’t helping or supporting or opposing the BJP. The Janata Dal-United will fight elections in four states on its own.”
Seat sharing and growing stature of Nitish Kumar has been seen as reasons behind strain in ties between the JD (U) and BJP. However, Seat sharing and growing stature of Nitish Kumar has been seen as reasons behind strain in ties between the JD (U) and BJP. However, such a speculation was put to rest when Tyagi added,
“We fought in Gujarat, in Nagaland, in Karnataka on limited seats… We carry the political agenda of our party.”
The reason why the speculations on breaking the bond was in the air because of the lack of positive response from the Centre on special economic status for the state. As this had been a key objective of the Bihar CM. Apart from this, the party has not been considered in terms of cabinet seats in PM Narendra Modi’s last reshuffle.
In his address at a closed-door meeting, Nitish Kumar said all efforts to eliminate and isolate our party will end up in isolation of those forces trying to do so, a party leader stated.
Referring to comments of some Congress leaders who had hinted that they are willing to join hands with Kumar again if he breaks ties with the BJP, Tyagi said a debate over it is meaningless until the Congress ends its relationship with a “corrupt party” like the RJD.
“Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s lack of initiative against corruption cases involving the RJD leadership had buried any future for their alliance,” Tyagi said.