Patna: The Congress Monday said that it would
prefer to sit in opposition rather than have a post-poll
alliance with any other party, including RJD.
"We will prefer to sit in opposition rather than having
post-poll alliance with any other party, be it RJD or others,"
Congress general secretary BK Hariprasad said.
Given the feedbacks the party had received, the Congress
would fare well and form the government on its own, he said.
Stating that the BJP leaders were making false
allegations against the Congress leaders on the issue of
corruption, the Congress leader said the saffron leaders had
"no moral right" to speak on the issue.
"The country has watched the ex-BJP chief Bangaru Laxman
taking bribe... there are charges of corruption against its
president Nitin Gadkari and Karnataka chief minister," he said
and asked as to why the party allowed Gadkari and Karnataka CM
"We have a stand on corruption," he said apparently
referring to resignation of Ashok Chavan as Maharashtra chief
minister and A Raja from the Union Cabinet.
On the BJP`s claim that development would be the key
factor in the elections in Bihar, Hariprasad said the country
had witnessed what led to the exit of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee
ministry and N Chandrababu Naidu as CM of Andhra Pradesh.
"They coined feel good and India shining and development
slogans.... and the people rejected them for their false
claim," he said, adding, the Nitish Kumar government would
meet similar fate here.