JDU to fight elections in four states alone

The Janata Dal-United (JDU) will no longer be a part of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) outside the state of Bihar. The party declared today that their alliance will be limited only to Bihar.

The decision has been taken in the party’s National Executive Meet, held under the chairmanship of party supremo and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in Patna. It has also decided to fight the upcoming elect ions alone in J&K, Jharkhand, Haryana and Delhi.

On May 30, the Bihar CM announced his decision that the JD(U) will not be a part of the Central government, stating that it would not accept the only one ministerial berth which will be nothing more than symbolic representation.

He had said, ““They (Bharatiya Janata Party) wanted only one person from JD(U) in the Cabinet, so it would have been just symbolic participation. We informed them that we do not need the Cabinet berth.”

However, the party said that the decision must not be construed as a result of any disaffection with its ally BJP.

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