Patna: Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Saturday sought to downplay the BJP-JD(U) rift, saying the National Democratic Alliance was united and will remain so.
Yadav’s remarks came amid speculation that the JD(U) might walk out of the NDA over Narendra Modi, whom the BJP might project as its PM candidate in 2014 polls.
The JD(U) has also decided to support the UPA’s Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee, while the NDA is backing PA Sangma.
Yadav also advised party leaders not to make remarks without consultations.
He made the remarks at a meet of JD(U) spokespersons held at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s residence.