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Nitish no PM candidate, clarifies JD-U after severe defeat in assembly polls to five states

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PATNA: The ruling Janata Dal United (JD-U) in Bihar today made it clear it had not taken any decision to project Nitish Kumar as the Prime Ministerial candidate.

The clarification comes after a severe defeat of the JD-U in recent assembly elections to five states where the party failed to open its account.

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“The party has not taken decision nor taken any resolution to project Nitish Kumar as PM candidate,” JD-U’s national general secretary KC Tyagi told the media in Patna today.

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He was talking to reporters after a meeting of party’s office-bearers held at the official residence of chief minister Nitish Kumar.

This was the first meeting of the party after Kumar took over as the new president of the JD-U, replacing Shard Yadav.

He said the party can’t do anything if leaders across the country continue rallying behind Kumar, describing him as a “PM material”.

According to him, the chief minister has appealed to all secular parties to come together in a bid to fight “communal forces” saying none can fight the BJP alone.

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