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Bihar Assembly Elections 2015 Results

Nitish to be absent from Rahul Gandhi's programme tomorrow

Last Updated: Friday, September 18, 2015 - 14:21

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will not be present at the rally of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in West Champaran district tomorrow as he would be busy with ticket distribution.

Bihar Congress President Ashok Choudhary told PTI that they have received a communication that like RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is occupied with seat allotment and selection of candidates and hence would not be able to it make to the Ramnagar programme.

He, however, said too much of political meaning should not be read into it.

JD(U) General Secretary K C Tyagi told PTI, "Party has authorised me to participate in the rally of Rahul Gandhi".

Tyagi said as Kumar would be involved in ticket distribution, he has to stay in the state capital and will not be able to make it to Rahul Gandhi's programme at Ramnagar on the occasion of birth anniversary of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar.

There would be "many occasions in the near future" when senior leaders of the grand secular alliance JD(U), RJD and Congress would share dias during poll, Tyagi claimed.

Kumar did not comment about his absence from the Rahul Gandhi programme but tweeted a message "Mahagathbandhan has finalized the list of seats each party would be contesting. The formal list will be issued on September 19."

RJD President Lalu Prasad has already announced that he would not be able to go to Ramnagar and instead he would send his son Tejaswi Yadav.


First Published: Friday, September 18, 2015 - 14:21

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