NDA will form government, says Nitish

NDA will form government, says Nitish
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First Published: Wed, May 13 2009. 06 44 PM IST
Updated: Wed, May 13 2009. 06 44 PM IST
New Delhi: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that he will continue to be in the NDA and voiced confidence that the BJP-led alliance will form the government at the Centre.
“I was in NDA and will remain in it. In this election, we will (NDA) become victorious and form the government,” the JD(U) leader told reporters here.
Asked about the criticism he faced from the opposition parties for sharing dais with Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi during an NDA rally in Ludhiana, he said, “It was a rally organized by the NDA and I have been to Ludhiana for that purpose. I have not gone to Gujarat nor the Gujarat chief minister has come to Bihar.”
Taking a dig at RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s comment that he (Nitish) has “teeth in his stomach” (a Bihari proverb to describe a complicated person), Kumar said “Doctor Lalu Yadav. I am ready for an MRI scan.”
To a question about the demand for refund of relief money for Kosi floods, Kumar said he had a talk with the Prime Minister after which he had assured to look into the matter.
The Bihar chief minister was in the city for a private function. When asked if he has any plans to meet any political leader during his stay, he answered in the negative.
On being asked about political leaders meeting each other in anticipation of forming the government, he said, “Since the result is to come on 16 May till then what these people will do. So they are meeting each other.”
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First Published: Wed, May 13 2009. 06 44 PM IST
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