Lalu, Nitish to share dais during poll campaign

After a gap of 20 years, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, friends-turned-foes who have become friends again, will campaign together for the Assembly by-polls in Bihar from Saturday.

Patna: After a gap of 20 years, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, friends-turned-foes who have become friends again, will campaign together for the Assembly by-polls in Bihar from Saturday.

Both of them will hold five public meetings at Hajipur, Mohiuddinagar, Narkatiyaganj, Chapra and Mohania as part of campaign for the bye-elections in 10 seats scheduled for August 21.

Lifting the suspense over whether Prasad and Kumar will campaign together for the candidates of RJD-JD(U)-Congress alliance, RJD state chief Ram Chandra Purvey said the two would start the joint campaign from Hajipur tomorrow.

"Prasad and Kumar will embark on the joint election campaign together from Hajipur in favour of JD(U) candidate Rajendra Rai who is presently an MLC.

"They will share dais there and then go to Mohiuddinagar constituency to pitch jointly for RJD candidate Ajay Kumar," Purvey told reporters.

He said Prasad and Kumar would again campaign together on August 17 at Narkatiyaganj, Chapra and Mohania to seek votes for Congress candidate Mohammad Fakhruddin, RJD's Randhir Singh and JD(U)'s Chandra Shekhar Paswan respectively.

The joint campaign schedule was decided after talks between the alliance leaders, he said, adding Congress leaders would also be present at some meetings. 

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