New Delhi: Signalling a final break with the Congress in Bihar, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad said on Saturday that his party and the Lok Jan Shakti Party would put up candidates in the three Lok Sabha constituencies now held by the Congress in Bihar. He insisted that the RJD was still “part and parcel of the UPA.”

He said: “We [LJP and RJD] are in UPA in Bihar. The Congress alone is not UPA.” Ridiculing the Congress decision to leave three seats to the RJD and the LJP, Mr. Prasad said: “Why are they leaving three seats? Let them contest all 40 seats.” — PTI

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