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BJP to keep Narendra Modi away from Bihar: Reports

In a bid to end the strained ties, the BJP and the JD(U) have reportedly reached an agreement that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will not campaign in Bihar, which will save the alliance from breaking just before the crucial Assembly elections.

delhi Updated: Jun 22, 2010 17:55 IST

In a bid to end the strained ties, the BJP and the JD(U) have reportedly reached an agreement that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will not campaign in Bihar, which will save the alliance from breaking just before the crucial Assembly elections.

The JD(U) had given a tough condition to the BJP for continuing alliance in the state by asking them not to send Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and Varun Gandhi to the state for the upcoming Bihar Assembly poll campaign.

As the standoff between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the BJP continued, JD(U) today blamed the saffron party for the "political mess" in the state.

However, the BJP leadership is keen to continue the alliance with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) in Bihar, but not at the cost of the party's self respect, party sources said here Tuesday.

A decision on the future of the alliance is expected to be taken at a meeting between the BJP president and senior leaders from the state here Tuesday evening.

During their meeting with party chief Nitin Gadkari, the Bihar unit leaders are expected to vent their feeling of hurt over Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's decision to return the Kosi flood relief money to the Narendra Modi government in Gujarat.