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Updated: February 8, 2014 00:26 IST

Bihar is Bihar, Kejriwal not a factor here, Says JD (U)

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Bihar JD(U) President Bashistha Narayan Singh claims that AAP is not a factor in Bihar. A file photo: Ranjeet Kumar.
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Bihar JD(U) President Bashistha Narayan Singh claims that AAP is not a factor in Bihar. A file photo: Ranjeet Kumar.

Delhi’s broom will not work in Patna: Bashishtha Narayan Singh

The Janata Dal (United) said here on Friday that the Aam Aadmi Party would was not a factor in Bihar, whose electoral dynamics were far removed from those in Delhi.

“Arvind Kejriwal is not a factor in Bihar. Bihar is Bihar. You cannot link it to Delhi. Delhi’s broom [AAP’s symbol] will not work in Bihar,” JD (U) State president Bashishtha Narayan Singh told a press conference.

His statement came in the wake of ex-Bihar minister Parveen Amanullah’s switch from JD (U) to AAP. Ms. Amanullah recently resigned from the post of State Social Welfare minister.

Asked to comment on her exit, Mr. Singh said, “We have nothing to say on her decision. Everybody has political freedom. We respected her in the party.”

On alliance

Mr. Singh said the talks with the Communist Party of India for an alliance were going in a “positive direction.” “We hope we are able to forge an alliance with them,” he said.

The JD (U) is currently examining possible candidates for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The screening process will begin after February 16 and the party is likely to announce its candidates soon after.

On Friday, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shyamlal Kushwaha joined the JD (U).

“Mr. Kushwaha contested the 2009 Lok Sabha elections from the Buxar constituency on a Bahujan Samaj Party ticket. He lost by 5,000 votes. He then joined the BJP when they were in alliance with the JD (U). He has a strong presence in Buxar,” Mr. Singh said.

The JD (U) had earlier asked its Rajya Sabha MP Shivanand Tiwary to contest from the Buxar seat, but he refused.

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AAP might not be having its presence to a considerable extent in Bihar at present, but it is fast expanding and will surely have its presence felt by the time elections are round the corner. JD(U) leader's statement in this respect is a usual one, given by every party leader in such situations, to put up a bold face and, to make themselves and their followers feel good and remain flocked.

from:  Murtuza
Posted on: Feb 8, 2014 at 08:35 IST

Bihar--the first letter in BIMARU, an acronym for the underdeveloped
Indian States--is still very much out of AAP field because they are
trying to go on with their habituated practices without asking key
questions to themselves!India's curse is this non-uniform sunlight-and-
shadow chiaroscuro of economic development!

from:  Dr Sadasivan
Posted on: Feb 7, 2014 at 20:12 IST

Even in Delhi the former CM was displaying her arrogance by saying
that she never considers AAP as a contender before elections in all TV channels. Post elections has shown the results. The same is going to happen in Bihar wherein the present JD U thinks they are all powerful and they are the masses choice. Only elections will teach them a good lesson

from:  K.GOPU
Posted on: Feb 7, 2014 at 18:05 IST
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