Lalu Says Deal Sealed With Cong; Announcement Expected

RJD President Lalu Prasad today said that final talks on alliance with Congress in Bihar for the coming Lok Sabha polls has been completed and the announcement of the tie up is expected this evening.

Published: 05th March 2014 04:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2014 04:56 PM   |  A+A-

Lalu-Prasad-Yadav
By PTI

RJD President Lalu Prasad today said that final talks on alliance with Congress in Bihar for the coming Lok Sabha polls has been completed and the announcement of the tie up is expected this evening.

"Final talks with Congress have been completed. We are going to declare the alliance and seat-sharing in all probability this evening," Prasad told a public meeting here.

"List of candidates for the elections will be declared within two days," he said.

RJD sources said both parties have agreed to "concede" to each other's demands.

They also said the alliance was arrived at with the help of outgoing Kerala governor Nikhil Kumar, whose house Prasad visited in Patna yesterday.

Earlier, Prasad had offered 11 seats to Congress and one to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) as a pre-condition for alliance. There were contentions on a few constituencies as well.

Prasad addressed back-to-back public rallies at Fatehpur and Guraru in Gaya district during the day.

Also Read:

Pre-poll Tieup with Congress Not Sealed as Yet: Lalu

Nitish Rules Out Possibility of JD(U), Congress Alliance 

BJP slams Lalu for 'directionless vote budget'

 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp