RJD won't contest UP assembly polls


Patna, July 26 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday said his party won't contest the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and hinted he may support the ruling Samajwadi Party.

"The RJD will not contest the Uttar Pradesh elections next year," Lalu Prasad told the media here.


His remarks came ahead of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's scheduled public rally in Lucknow on Tuesday. Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad are allies in Bihar.

Lalu Prasad said his party's focus was to defeat the "BJP-RSS" in the elections and strengthen secular forces. "My only agenda is to defeat the BJP and RSS in the country."

Nitish Kumar, who is also president of the Janata Dal-United, has already started to campaign in Uttar Pradesh.

He has been addressing public meetings in different parts of Uttar Pradesh for over two months.


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