Will face Bihar elections with JD(U), says BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, July 4, 2010 - 20:00

Bangalore: The BJP today said it will face
the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar with the JD(U) and
exuded confidence that the combine will return to power.

"I want to tell you that in Bihar, BJP and JD(U) will
win", BJP National General Secretary H N Ananth Kumar,
in-charge of party affairs in Bihar, told a backward classes`
convention here.

"We will face the elections under the leadership of
Sushil Kumar Modi (Bihar`s Deputy Chief Minister) and Nitish
Kumar (Chief Minister)", he said.

Relations between the two parties had strained recently
following a spat over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s
visit to Bihar, an advertisement showing him and Nitish Kumar
and return of Rs five crore flood relief given by Gujarat two
years ago.

The BJP had on July 2 invited the Gujarat Chief Minister
to campaign in Bihar, amid speculation that it would re-ignite
clash between the two coalition partners.

"Modi ji, please come to Bihar. You may campaign and hold
the BJP flag high," Ananth Kumar had told a meeting of the
party`s Gujarat Executive in Ahmedabad.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, July 4, 2010 - 20:00

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