Bihar polls: Cong not to have any truck with regional parties
Last Updated: Monday, August 10, 2009, 21:28
Patna: Asserting that Congress will have no truck with regional parties RJD or LJP in the next assembly elections in Bihar, the party's in-charge of the state affairs Jagdish Tytler on Monday said its "topmost priority" will be to dislodge the ruling JD(U)-led coalition.

"The Congress will contest the 2010 Assembly elections on its own strength and will have no truck with any regional party," Tytler told reporters at the party headquarters here.

"The era of Lalu Prasad is over and (Chief Minister) Nitish Kumar is on his way out", the former union minister said, adding he has come to Bihar as an emissary of AICC President Sonia Gandhi and General Secretary Rahul Gandhi to revive and rebuild the party.

Tytler claimed whatever development that has taken place in Bihar during the past four years was due to Central assistance and that Nitish Kumar owed an "explanation" to the people on this front.

He said the party would collect district-wise figures of all central schemes being implemented currently and tell the people that 80 per cent of the fund for development schemes had been released by the Centre.

"Nitish Kumar is hoodwinking people and taking all credits for the central schemes," Tytler charged.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, August 10, 2009, 21:28

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