New Delhi, July 22 : Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan‘s son, Chirag Paswan, has said the proposed alliance between the Janata Dal-United and the Rashtriya Janata Dal is one between two defeated political parties. “This development is an impact of the NDA. We have brought two enemies together in an act of friendship. This is an alliance of two defeated parties,” said Paswan

“Though, it is extremely shocking that the parties which were against each other are getting together. We had been in a good relation with the BJP before forming an alliance with the party and still Nitish Kumar had passed negative comments on our alliance,” he added. Earlier today, the chief of the Bihar unit of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) party, Vashisht Narayan Singh said that his party is inching closer to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), but added that the timing of meeting RJD chief Lalu Yadav is yet to be decided.

On Monday, JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar, had reportedly said that his party would fight the forthcoming by-elections for 10 Bihar assembly seats will be held on August 21, in alliance with the RJD and Congress, to defeat the BJP. The JD (U) initiative to authorise state president Basistha Narayan Singh to initiate talks with parties opposed to the BJP has got a warm response from the RJD and Congress. It may noted that the likelihood of an alliance between the two parties gained currency ever since the former supported the Jitan Ram Manjhi government on the floor of House on May 20 last.