STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Bihar Polls: Lalu to Meet Sonia on June 8

Lalu is likely to meet Sonia to discuss issue of alliance for Bihar polls, a day after Nitish Kumar held consultations in this regard with Rahul.

Published: 07th June 2015 11:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2015 11:46 PM   |  A+A-

Lalu-Prasad-PTI
By PTI

NEW DELHI: RJD President Lalu Prasad is likely to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi tomorrow to discuss the issue of alliance for Bihar polls, a day after Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar held consultations in this regard with Rahul Gandhi.

Sources said that the meeting is likely to be held in the first half tomorrow.

Congress Vice-President Rahul is learnt to have favoured a broader secular alliance for the state and he has also told Kumar about the party view in this matter.

Bihar's ruling JD(U) and Lalu Prasad's RJD today decided to contest the state assembly elections in alliance and constitute a six member committee to finalise seat-sharing.

"It has been decided in today's meeting that a committee of three members each from RJD and JD-U will decide seat sharing and leaders of both parties will give a final shape to it. It has been decided now that both parties will fight the election in Bihar in alliance," Samajwadi Party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said.

He was talking to reporters after a two-hour long meeting between Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad at the residence of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who was approached by the two parties to broker peace after days of sparring between leaders of the two parties.



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