RJD-LJP to form government : Lalu, Paswan

Patna: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan on Thursday claimed that their alliance would pull off a spectacular victory and form the government with two third majority under Prasad.

The people have rejected the NDA, they told a joint press conference here.

There was a perceptible 'strong wave' in favour of the combine and the days of Nitish Kumar as chief minister were numbered. ''He (Kumar) will disappear from the political scene in Bihar from November 24, the day of counting,'' Prasad said.

He held UPA government at the Centre and Nitish Kumar government responsible for the price spiral and on coming to power, his first step would be to control the prices of essential commodities in Bihar.

Paswan claimed that the alliance would win all the 26 seats going to poll in the sixth and final phase of elections in Bihar on November 20 and the RJD-LJP combine would form the government with Prasad as chief minister and Pashupati Kumar Paras, the state LJP chief as deputy chief minister along with another from the minority community.

He also promised to ensure speedy trial of the case pending in a court against Kumar in connection with killing of a Congress worker at a booth at Pandarak in 1998.

Paswan said all promises made by the alliance in the joint election manifesto would be fulfilled in a time-bound manner.