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Congress not to ally with LJP, RJD in Bihar

patna Updated: Sep 22, 2009 17:46 IST

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Congress said on Tuesday that they will go alone in the next Assembly elections in Bihar even as both RJD and LJP have expressed desire to partner them.

"By saying that they are partnering with the Congress amounts to misleading people. It is nothing but a wishful
thinking of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his LJP counterpart Ramvilas Paswan," state Congress chief Anil Sharma said.

The Congress has immensely gained in terms of vote share in the Assembly polls and does not need to enter into an
alliance for the next polls, Sharma said.

"We are, however, happy to note that both the RJD and LJP have realised the importance of Congress," he said.

In the bypolls to 18 assembly seats in the state, Congress won two seats, Simri Bakhtiarpur and Chenari while
the LJP-RJD combine won nine seats, with the BSP and an independent candidate sharing one each.