"I have suggested to leadership to review ties with RJD
of Lalu Prasad and break the alliance in the larger interests
of LJP," Singh said.
"LJP had to pay heavily in alliance with RJD during the
Lok Sabha polls and it will cost dearly to us if go ahead with
RJD in the assembly elections to be held by the end of this
year," he said.
In fact, the workers of the two parties did not make up
mind to support the alliance candidates anywhere in the state
and "it will prove to be disastrous for us in future if we
fail to review our stand," he said.
Paswan had respect from all sections of the society and
if LJP tried its luck alone at the hustings it would be able
to pull off spectacular victory, he said.
Singh said whatever he had in his mind he had suggested
to Paswan "but I will not thrust a decision upon him".
"I have full respect for LJP supremo and I will abide by
any decision he takes," Singh said.
LJP Supremo Ramvilas Paswan rejected Singh's suggestions
for breaking the ties and said the alliance between the two
parties was "intact".
"I will try to convince Singh about the points raised
by him," he said and made it clear that there would not be any
dispute between RJD and LJP over the issue of seat-sharing.
Patna: Simmering discontent in Ramvilas
Paswan's LJP on Tuesday came to the fore with the party's
Legislature Party leader in Bihar assembly Maheshwar Singh and
his supporters demanding severing of ties with RJD.
First Published: Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 23:37