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Will meet Nitish, ask him not to back Kovind for President: Lalu Prasad

Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi
Jun 25, 2017 09:50 PM IST

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday said he would meet Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in a bid to make him change his mind about supporting NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

RJD leader and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad arrives at a special CBI court in Ranchi on Thursday connection with the multi-crore fodder scam case.(PTI Photo)
RJD leader and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad arrives at a special CBI court in Ranchi on Thursday connection with the multi-crore fodder scam case.(PTI Photo)

There was no threat to the coalition government in Bihar, Lalu Yadav said, referring to his party’s alliance with Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) in the state.

“I will meet Nitish Kumar and will continue to urge him to change his decision of supporting the NDA candidate,” he told reporters after attending the opposition meeting that picked former speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate for president.

The JD(U)’s surprise decision to back Kovind had led to cracks in the opposition camp as its chief Nitish Kumar was the one who had initiated the process for a joint opposition strategy on the issue.

The opposition’s move to field Kumar makes it a Dalit vs Dalit presidential poll.

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