Secret alliance between RJD and Cong, alleges BJP

The BJP today charged the RJD and Congress with having a `secret alliance` for the forthcoming assembly polls.

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2010, 20:18 PM IST

Patna: The BJP today charged the RJD and
Congress with having a `secret alliance` for the forthcoming
assembly polls and appealed to the electorate to elect NDA
government to power for a second term in order to fast track
economic development in Bihar.

"The RJD may have publicly allied with Ram Vilas
Paswan`s LJP, but it has a `secret alliance` with Congress for
the assembly polls due in October/November", BJP National
General Secretary Ananth Kumar told reporters here.

"The RJD and the Congress have been allied with each
other for over a decade and the former is very much part of
the UPA government at the Centre as it has not withdrawn
its support to the government", he said.

The RJD and the Congress have been steadfast in
supporting each other in Bihar and at the national level to
such an extent that the former stood like a rock in support of
the UPA government on the cut motion moved by the opposition
on budget in Parliament earlier year, Kumar, the BJP
in-charge of the party affairs in Bihar, said.

Kumar said that the Congress had been cosy with
the RJD over the years and had joined the latter`s government
in 2000 despite contesting the then assembly polls on its own
and thus, voting for the party would amount to strengthening
the hands of Prasad yet again.

PTI