RJD, Congress differ over ‘face’ of polls in Bihar
Patna: With the coming together of the SP-BSP in Uttar Pradesh, the anti-BJP forces are hopeful of their chances in Bihar too. Welcoming the alliance, Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Tejashwi Prasad Yadav said, “BJP’s defeat in UP and Bihar is now final.”
However, while the picture is now pretty clear in neighbouring UP, things do not seem to be working out within Grand Alliance in Bihar.
For one, the seat-sharing
talks among the GA constituents — RJD, Congress, RLSP of Upendra Kushwaha, HAMS of Jitan Ram Manjhi and LJD of Sharad Yadav — is yet to be finalised for the 40 Lok Sabha seats of Bihar.
To add to the seat division woes, the party leaders are making “unwarranted comments”
against allies, much to the worry of the top brass.
On Saturday, RJD’s Vijay Prakash, made it clear that while Rahul Gandhi may be the face of the alliance at the Centre, in Bihar, the polls will be fought under the leadership of RJD supremo Lalu Yadav. “Whatever decision will be taken by Tejashwi, will be agreeable to all,” he said.
The Congress, however, refuses to accept this stating, “2019 polls are for Lok Sabha and it will be Modi vs Rahul.”