Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
today took a potshot at the Congress for going alone in the
assembly polls and asked if there was any guarantee that it
would not join hands with the RJD after the election.
"The Congress had contested the assembly polls in 2000
alone, but later all its legislators were made ministers in
the RJD-led government. What is the guarantee that such an
alliance between the two parties will not take place after the
2010 assembly polls?" he asked.
Indicating an understanding between the RJD and the
Congress at the national level, Kumar said otherwise why Lalu
Prasad, the leader of a just a four-member party, could occupy
a front seat in the Lok Sabha.
Going by its consistent performance over the years
with only around a dozen seats coming to its kitty in
successive assembly polls, the Congress should not be
taken as a serious challenger, the chief minister said.
On the preparation of his own party the JD(U), he said
the selection process for the candidates and preparation of
the party`s manifesto was underway while the senior leaders
were fine tuning campaign strategies.