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Lalu, Paswan speak against Bihar's demand: JD-U

patna Updated: May 26, 2009 21:40 IST

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A JD-U leader on Tuesday alleged that RJD and LJP, which had fought the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar as constituents of the Fourth Front, were speaking against the Bihar government's demand for special status to the state.

"Forget that they (Lalu Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan) will support Bihar's case for special status ... Instead they are trying to suppress the voice being raised (by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar) for special status," JD-U spokesman Shivanand Tiwari on Tuesday alleged.

Exuding confidence that Centre would grant special status to Bihar, Tiwari said "we are accepting people's mandate for Congress government at the Centre. Similarly, the Central government should also respect Bihar's mandate (winning 32 out of 40 Lok Sabha seats) which is in favour of special status."

He said though the UPA government's performance was not at all satisfactory, the Congress reaped electoral benefit as opposition failed to expose its failures.