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Paswan meets Sonia on alliance issue

New Delhi: LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the issue of a poll alliance in Bihar.Both LJP and RJD are aiming to ally with the Congress ahead of
India TV News Desk January 11, 2014 20:45 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the issue of a poll alliance in Bihar.

Both LJP and RJD are aiming to ally with the Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad had met the Congress President earlier this month and also Rahul Gandhi on Thursday in this regard.

“Congress is our natural ally. We have requested Congress to take the lead in firming up a secular alliance in Bihar,” Paswan said after meeting Gandhi today.

During their meeting, Paswan is learnt to have briefed Gandhi about the plus and negative of aligning both with RJD and JD(U).

Sources said the LJP leader is also learnt to have voiced his resentment over the statements of some RJD leaders on giving lower number of seats to his party in case of an alliance among the three.

“We have told her (Sonia) that LJP will respect her opinion but whatever decision is taken should be respectable,” Paswan said later.