People consider RJD-LJP alliance opportunistic: RaghuvanshMay 20th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): Having faced an embarrassing drubbing in the recently held Lok Sabha polls, Rashtriya Janata Dal on Wednesday admitted that the pre-poll tie up with Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) proved a wrong move during elections.
“People of Bihar rejected the RJD-LJP alliance because they considered it as an opportunist alliance. The break up of the Congress-RJD alliance did not help our poll fortunes,” said Raghuvansh Prasad, while reacting to a question over the RJD-LJP alliance. While reacting to the question of his joining the Cabinet, Raghuvansh said, “It is up to my people to decide whether I would be joining the Cabinet or not.
RJD and Lok Janshakti who formed the Fourth Front, distancing themselves from the UPA alliance to go all alone in the LS elections failed to put up a good show against the National Democratic alliance.
BJP-led NDA captured 32 of the 40 seats in Bihar, a success widely being credited to the good development work done by chief minister Nitish Kumar in the State.
Lalu Prasad Yadav lost to friend-turned-foe Ranjan Yadav of Janata Dal - United in the prestigious Pataliputra seat by a margin of over 30,000 votes.
But he survived by a thing margin defeating BJP’s Rajiv Pratap Rudy in Saran constituency.
Whereas LJP’s supreme Ram Vilas Paswan lost to JD (U)’s Ram Sundar Das by a margin of over 37,000 votes in Hajipur constituency. (ANI)
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