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Digvijay Singh meets Paswan to discuss pre-poll alliance

New Delhi: In a bid to forge a “secular pre-poll alliance” in Bihar, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today met Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan.The meeting assumes significance as Paswan, who was perceived
PTI January 26, 2014 21:11 IST
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New Delhi: In a bid to forge a “secular pre-poll alliance” in Bihar, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today met Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan.

The meeting assumes significance as Paswan, who was perceived to be inching closure towards JD(U), has consistently maintained that his party's alliance with Congress is certain but whether to include Lalu Prasad's RJD or JD(U) is a decision which the Congress has to take.

Congress, LJP and RJD had fought the 2004 Lok Sabha polls together, winning 29 out 40 parliamentary seats in Bihar.

However the alliance broke apart in 2009 Lok Sabha polls when RJD decided to offer only three seats to Congress, a decision which Prasad has been regretting ever since.