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Fresh trouble: Nitish Kumar’s JD-U not to participate in Lalu’s rally against BJP


PATNA: The JD-U of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has announced not to attend the anti-BJP rally being organised by its ally, RJD, in another indication of the prevailing frosty relations between the two parties.

The RJD rally is scheduled to be held at Patna’s Gandhi maidan on August 27.

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“The ‘BJP bhagao, desh bachao’ rally has been organized by the RJD, not by the grand alliance, and the JD-U will not participate in it. But, that will not impact the grand alliance government in the state,” senior party leader Shyam Rajak told the media on Sunday.

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He though added the JD-U president Nitish Kumar may personally attend the rally after getting the invitation.

The top party leadership has also clarified the JD-U is neither in the UPA nor in the NDA, and it is still undecided as to which way the party will go in the coming 2019 LS poll.

The JD-U had earlier taken a different stand over supporting the presidential candidate and GST.

It has also supported the surgical strike and demonetization drive of the Narendra Modi government at the centre.

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