​Congress, RJD tie up in Bihar

March 06, 2014 - 12:27:53 am

Patna: The Congress and the RJD yesterday announced that they had finalised an alliance to fight the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, agreeing to contest 12 and 27 seats respectively, while the NCP will put up a candidate for the remaining seat from the state.

“An alliance of Congress, RJD and NCP has been finalised and will contest Lok Sabha polls in Bihar to take on communal forces. We will prove our strength by good performance in polls,” an upbeat Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad said at a joint press conference with the Congress here at the official residence of his wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi.

He said the RJD has agreed to set aside 12 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar for the Congress to contest and one for the Nationalist Congress Party. The RJD will contest 27 seats.