Bihar polls: JD(U) reiterates `perfect understanding` with ally BJP

The JD(U) on Friday claimed that there was a `perfect understanding` between the BJP and JD(U) in the run up to the assembly polls in Bihar.

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2010, 21:11 PM IST

Patna: The JD(U) on Friday claimed that
there was a `perfect understanding` between the BJP and JD(U)
in the run up to the assembly polls in Bihar.

"We have a perfect understanding with the BJP and all
speculation regarding rift between our two coalition partners
have been a creation of media," state unit JD(U) President
Vijay Chaudhary told reporters here.
The alliance between the NDA allies was formed years
back on a set of programmes and the people of Bihar had given
their mandate to the ruling coalition on the basis of the two
parties` shared agenda of development of the state, he said.

Referring to the JD(U) leader Shivanand Tiwari`s
advice to the party leadership to sever ties with the BJP to
avoid a potential negative fallout of the much awaited
judicial verdict on the title suit of the disputed structure
at Ayodhya, Chaudhary refused to be drawn in the controversy
and hinted that Tiwari`s statement could be personal one.

On the JD(U)`s stand on the Ayodhya dispute, the state
unit President said that his party was of the view that all
parties to the dispute and the general public should respect
the Allahabad high court`s verdict slated to be delivered on
September 24 next.
It was the responsibility of all political parties,
the parties to the Ayodhya dispute and the people to abide by
the whatever verdict of the court on the sensitive issue,
Chaudhary said.

Meanwhile, the RJD leader Om Prakash and LJP`s Md.
Sarfudding joined the ruling JD(U) with hundreds of their
supporters.

Welcoming the two leaders into the JD(U) fold,
Chaudhary said that his party`s electoral prospects will
receive a boost in Prakash`s native district Gopalganj and
Sarfudding`s district, Sheohar.

PTI