JDU clears stand on NDA alliance, announces to fight 2019 election together in Bihar

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New Delhi :– Rejecting the speculation of any crack in the NDA in Bihar and rumors of Nitish Kumar rejoining Mahagathbandhan before election, Janta Dal United (JDU) on Sunday said that the party in an ally of BJP and will fight 2019 General Election together.

Speaking on the seat distribution, the party said that ‘no proposal has been received from the BJP and will only be able speak if party receives any proposal.
Chief General Secretary and National Spokesperson of JDU KC Tyagi said on Sunday while addressing media after the National Executive meeting in New Delhi.

“There is no doubt JDU is a part of NDA and will fight 2019 general election together. Narendra Modi will be our PM face and Nitish Kumar as Bihar CM,” said Tyagi.

During the National Executive meeting, headed by the Bihar Chief Minister and party chief Nitish Kumar, the party has passed a resolution is support of unanimous election proposed by the law commission and opposed the Citizen Act Bill 2016.

Moreover, despite being party of NDA, the party has decided to fight the upcoming assembly election in the four states – Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram on limited seats.

Replying to the quarries of reporters, on Union Minister Giriraj Singh’s remark that Hindus are not safe in Bihar, Tyagi said, “Everyone is safe in Bihar. His remark is baseless and it does not suite any union minister to pass such baseless comment.”

When asked, why you broke up with RJD in 2017, KC Tyagi said, “Our Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has very clear stand on three issues, Crime, Corruption and Communalism. Since, we have come to power crime and corruption graph of Bihar has been sort up and there is no place of harboring communalism. The RJD is a party of corrupt people and before leaving Grand alliance, CM Kumar met with Rahul Gandhi and asked him to take a stand on corruption charges of then deputy CM of Bihar Tejasvi Yadav, however, he choose not to reply. Later, we decided to leave the corrupt RJD.”

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