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Secret Alliance Between RJD And Congress, Alleges BJP

Patna: The BJP on Sunday charged the RJD and Congress with having a 'secret alliance' for the forthcoming assembly polls and appealed to the electorate to elect NDA government to power for a second term
PTI September 12, 2010 18:27 IST
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Patna: The BJP on Sunday charged the RJD and Congress with having a 'secret alliance' for the forthcoming assembly polls and appealed to the electorate to elect NDA government to power for a second term in order to fast track economic development in Bihar.  "The RJD may have publicly allied with Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP, but it has a 'secret alliance' with Congress for the assembly polls due in October/November", BJP National General Secretary Ananth Kumar told reporters here.  "The RJD and the Congress have been allied with each other for over a decade and the former is very much part of the UPA government at the Centre as it has not withdrawn its support to the government", he said.

The RJD and the Congress have been steadfast in supporting each other in Bihar and at the national level to such an extent that the former stood like a rock in support of the UPA government on the cut motion moved by the opposition on budget in Parliament earlier year, Kumar, the BJP in-charge of the party affairs in Bihar, said.  Kumar said that the Congress had been cosy with the RJD over the years and had joined the latter's government in 2000 despite contesting the then assembly polls on its own and thus, voting for the party would amount to strengthening the hands of Prasad yet again. PTI