Decision on alliance with JD(U) after announcement of LS polls: Congress

Published: 29th June 2013 07:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2013 07:21 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

The Congress today said it voted for Nitish Kumar government on its trust motion as part of a 'strategy' and would decide about having an alliance with JD(U) or RJD only after announcement of the Lok Sabha polls.

"The Congress is a political party and it voted for Nitish Kumar on the trust motion as part of the strategy to keep communal forces away," Congress General Secretary and in-charge of Bihar Affairs C P Joshi told reporters.

"It was a one-day session and there was one agenda (trust vote). So we went with the Nitish Kumar government after it separated from BJP. But Congress will fight against the Bihar government if it pursues any anti-people activity," Joshi said.

"Right now our efforts will be to make Congress stand on its own feet in the state... The question of alliance will be dealt with when Lok Sabha polls are announced," he said.

Appreciating Nitish Kumar's decision to sever ties with BJP, he said, "When he (Nitish Kumar) realised that BJP was using him to pursue its communal agenda, he severed ties with it which is appreciable," Joshi, a close confidante of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, said.

This is Joshi's first visit to Bihar after being made the in-charge of the state.

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