Amid uncertainties over JD(U)’s alliance with Bihar partner BJP in Jharkhand for the next month’s assembly polls, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the matter has been left to the party’s state unit.

“The JD(U) has left the issue of alliance for a decision to its Jharkhand unit”, Mr. Kumar told reporters before leaving for Jharkhand to attend a workers conference.

Mr. Kumar said party’s Bihar and national unit would fully support the decision taken by JD(U)’s Jharkhand committee.

“We want a better electoral performance for which we are evolving the strategy”, he said.

On the issue of alliance, senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi had on Tuesday said it would be better if the BJP and JD(U) jointly contested the upcoming assembly elections in that state for “better performance.”

“The two parties have strong bonds in Bihar and it will be better to have a similar arrangement in Jharkhand”, he had said while talking to reporters in Darbhanga.