- Development comes after RJD’s decision to contest on Kusheswar Asthan in Bihar bypolls on October 30
Patna: In a major development in Bihar, the alliance between Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has ended. The reason for this fallout is said to be RJD’s decision to field its candidate from Kusheshwar Asthan Assembly seat in Darbhanga district in the upcoming by-elections on October 30.
Bihar Congress in-charge Bhakt Charan Das said that Congress would contest on all 40 seats in the Lok Sabha elections in 2024.
“How can we give respect to RJD if they cannot respect us?” he said.
Responding to a comment by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav that RJD and Congress were fighting a friendly contest on Kusheshwar Asthan and Tarapur seats, he said there was no such friendly fight. “Why is RJD fighting from Kusheshwar Asthan? It is because it does not want the support of 19 Congress MLAs and has decided to call off the alliance.”
He expressed confidence that the entry of Kanhaiya Kumar, former president of JNU Students’ Union, would strengthen Congress further.
Kusheshwar Asthan became the bone of contention between the two parties after RJD fielded its candidate from there without consulting Congress.
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