Lalu signals end of alliance with Congress in Bihar

Lalu signals end of alliance with Congress in Bihar
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Mar 23 2009. 01 00 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Mar 23 2009. 01 00 PM IST
Patna: Virtually ending its alliance with Congress in Bihar, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today announced candidates for 28 of the 40 constituencies in the state including from the three seats where Congress has sitting MPs.
The RJD chief released the list of candidates here but left without taking any questions.
The RJD had initially stitched an alliance with Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP under which Prasad’s party was to contest 25 of Bihar’s 40 seats while LJP 12. The rest of the three seats were left for Congress.
However, after the Congress rejected the offer and resolved to contest 37 seats on its own sparing the two seats, Saran and Pataliputra, for its two allies, Lalu fielded his party’s candidates even in the three seats won by the Congress in the previous Lok Sabha polls.
Lalu is trying his luck from Saran while LJP supremo is contesting from Pataliputra.
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First Published: Mon, Mar 23 2009. 01 00 PM IST
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