No decision on tie-up with RLD: Rajnath
Amid differences in the party over tie-up with Ajit Singh-led RLD for the upcoming LS election in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP says that no final decision had been taken on forging an alliance with any party other than NDA constituents.Updated: Sep 15, 2008 20:19 IST
Amid differences in the party over tie-up with Ajit Singh-led RLD for the upcoming Lok Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP on Monday said no final decision had been taken on forging an alliance with any party other than NDA constituents.
"Any decision on entering into an alliance with other parties will be taken by the Central Parliamentary Board and concerned state units will be taken into confidence," BJP president Rajnath Singh told reporters in Bahraich.
On the possibility of a tie-up with the Rashtirya Lok Dal in UP, he said a final decision in this regard had not been taken so far.
The state unit would be taken into confidence before arriving at any decision, Singh said after addressing a "Vijay Sankalp Rally".
In Meerut, RLD chief Ajit Singh said his party would contest the next Lok Sabha election in alliance with the NDA.
"In present circumstances, NDA is the better choice," he told reporters in Meerut.
He, however, refused to elaborate further.
To a question, the RLD chief said the emergence of a Third Front appeared unlikely.
The RJD supremo was in Meerut to meet an ailing friend.