Patna: After burying their hatchet, ruling NDA
allies in Bihar, JD-U and BJP, today announced that they would
contest all the 243 Assembly seats "in perfect understanding
and cooperation" in the upcoming polls.
"There is no rift in the ruling NDA in Bihar. Both BJP and
JD(U) were together in the past, are together today and will
remain together in future," State JD(U) chief Vijay Kumar
Choudhary and his BJP counterpart C P Thakur said at a joint
press conference here.
The two coalition partners were at loggerheads recently
after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returned the Kosi flood
relief money to Gujarat.
"Everything is normal...we are preparing for the Assembly
elections due towards the end of this year," the two leaders
When their attention was drawn to reports of differences
within the NDA over the contentious issue of seat-sharing,
Choudhary said, "It is mere speculation."
"I have already said the two parties should stay together
to accelerate the pace of development in the state," Thakur