Alliance with SP only to strengthen secular bloc: Lalu

March 27th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI  

Ram Vilas Paswan Patna, Mar 27 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Friday said that his party and Ram Vilas Paswan led Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) had allied with the Samajwadi Party (SP) President Mulayam Singh only to strengthen the secular bloc and defeat the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Prasad said that they had not formed a front against the UPA.

“I have no hidden agenda and want to make it clear that I am with the UPA and will be in it in the coming days,” he added.

His statement came a day after Prasad and Paswan joined hands with Mulayam Singh.

The joining of hands by the trio will be formally announced on March 30.

The move is expected to consolidate backward class and Muslim votes to their advantage in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which together account for 120 seats. (ANI)

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