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Grand alliance unfazed, says Tejashwi

Tejashwi Yadav.

Tejashwi Yadav.  

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He ruled out any possibility of joining hands with CM Nitish Kumar for bypolls.

Amid disagreements over seat sharing within the Bihar grand alliance for the byelections, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday said the elections in the State would not have any impact on the health of the secular coalition.

Mr. Yadav also described Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as a “chameleon-like” character, and ruled out any possibility in the future of him returning to the secular alliance fold.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader hit out at the BJP-JD(U) government’s response to the flood situation in Bihar, saying the entire State had helplessly watched the “insensitivity” of the Nitish Kumar dispensation and would speak out at the polling booth.

“Floods, water logging, acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) deaths and Muzaffarpur shelter home case are not natural calamities but government-created disasters due to corruption,” the former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister said.

Asked about the disagreements over seat sharing among grand alliance constituents, Mr. Yadav said: “Let us understand this in perspective. These bypolls are for only five Assembly segments and the age of this Assembly is hardly ten more months.”

Disagreements among grand alliance constituents came to the fore when Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) fielded its candidate against the RJD in Nathnagar, while the Vikassheel Insan Party led by Mukesh Sahni named its candidate for the Simri Bakhtiyarpur seat.

Polling will take place on October 21 for the Samastipur Lok Sabha seat necessitated by the death of the LJP MP, as also for Daraunda, Nathnagar, Simari Bakhtiarpur, Kishanganj and Belhar Assembly seats with JD(U) MLAs and a Congress MLA elected to the Lok Sabha.

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