Nitish not to contest assembly poll: JD(U)

JD(U) ruled out Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar contesting the assembly poll in the near future.

Patna: JD(U) on Sunday ruled out Bihar Chief
Minister Nitish Kumar contesting the assembly poll in the near
future.

``Such reports are speculative ... We rule out his
(Kumar`s) contesting (assembly) polls in the near future,``
state JD(U) president Bashishtha Narain Singh told reporters
here.

There were speculations in the local media that Kumar
would prefer to contest the assembly poll than renew his
membership in the state legislative council which is now near
expiry.

PTI