Admitting that its rigid stand of not sharing more than four seats with Congress in 2009 was a wrong move, the RJD on Saturday hinted at taking a flexible approach towards seat adjustments with secular parties to fight BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, a senior party leader said in Ranchi.
“Our policy is to maintain communal harmony in the country. We appeal to all secular parties to join hands as 2014 elections are important in the face of “communal challenge” of BJP/RSS, which poses a threat to the unity of the country,” senior RJD leader Ram Kripal Yadav said on Saturday.
Claiming that the BJP/RSS failed to grow during Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi regimes, he alleged it was Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar “who is responsible for giving ground to the BJP by allying with it.”
“We had admitted it then itself... We are supporting the UPA government from outside (thereafter),” Mr. Yadav said when asked whether RJD had been repentant for its rigid stand during seat adjustments with the Congress in 2009.
Mr. Yadav, who is the RJD’s in-charge for Jharkhand affairs, is in Ranchi to oversee the state unit’s executive committee meeting scheduled tomorrow.