Cong denies post-poll alliance with RJD in Bihar

Congress on Tuesday rubbished reports of its parleys with RJD and ruled out any post-poll pact with the Lalu Prasad Yadav-led party in Bihar.

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2010, 22:30 PM IST

Patna: Congress on Tuesday rubbished reports of its parleys with RJD and ruled out any post-poll pact with the Lalu Prasad Yadav-led party in Bihar.

"We rule out post-poll pact with the RJD of Lalu Prasad,"
state Congress President Choudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser told
reporters, scotching reports of top leaders of the two
parties holding talks in this connection.

"We rather expect the Congress would pull off a
spectacular performance in this election," he said, predicting
that his party would win 13-15 out of the 35 assembly seats,
which went to poll in the fifth and the penultimate phase of
Assembly elections today.

Referring to reports that voters stayed away from voting
in some constituencies, Kaiser said, it reflected "people`s
indignation against the Nitish Kumar government`s apathy
towards development."

"It has exposed the Nitish government`s tall claim of
ensuring development in Phulwari assembly constituency in
the state capital, which also saw the electorate staying away
from voting during the day," he said.

The last and sixth phase of polls will take place on
November 20.

PTI