JD(U) to continue with NDA alliance for the 2019 LS polls
Author: Desk July 9, 2018
JD(U) will continue to be a part of the NDA alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the party announced during the national executive meeting held in Delhi on Sunday.
Sunday’s meeting, held in Delhi’s Bihar Bhawan, was attended by all the senior leaders of the party.
During the meeting, Nitish Kumar was vested with the powers to take political decision for the party ahead of the Parliamentary elections.
JD(U) leaders sought to play down reports of strain in its ties with the BJP over allotment of seats among the NDA parties for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and asserted that the ruling alliance will fight the election together and sweep it.
The party’s national executive at its meeting, attended by its top leaders including Kumar, also favoured simultaneous polls, a proposal being backed strongly by the BJP government.
It, however, called for evolving a consensus through talks with other parties, sources said.
In the meeting, JD(U) leaders also agreed to acknowledge and abide by any decision taken by the party president.