Notwithstanding the strains in their relations with Bharatiya Janata Party, Janata Dal (United) will fight next year's elections in Bihar in alliance with the saffron outfit, party's national President Sharad Yadav said on Saturday.

"Alliance with the BJP is an old one. We will fight the elections from the same alliance and we will work out the seat adjustments," he told reporters in Chennai.

He described as "media speculation" reports of alleged differences between the two parties over seat-sharing.

Mr.Yadav, also convenor of the BJP-led NDA, however, parried questions on senior BJP leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, when asked if the two would jointly campaign for elections.

Relations between the two parties had hit a low recently when Mr. Kumar had objected to an advertising blitz by the BJP showing him with Mr. Modi, forcing him to cancel a dinner

he was scheduled to host for the BJP leaders in Patna.