New Delhi: There might be some news by evening on the Mahagathbandhan front, suggested reports on Thursday. Confirming the same, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who is in Delhi in connection with the hearing in IRCTC scam, said, “Things will be clear by evening, you’ll get to know.” (Also read: SP, BSP Discuss Seat Share, Keep Cong Out of Equation)
He added, “We have invited people in the past too. If Upendra Kushwaha ji (of RLSP) wants good for the country, we’ve invited him.”
Taking a jibe at the NDA Government at the Centre, he said, “There have been attempts to crush regional parties, even the LJP isn’t happy with Modi ji’s faction and that proves the fact.” Tejashwi was referring to LJP leader Chiraj Paswan’s outburst a day ago where he warned the BJP-led NDA to take care of its allies as well and to keep the focus on development.
Tejashwi is set to be joined by Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) founder Jitan Ram Manjhi and All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge for Bihar Shaktisinh Gohil when he holds a press conference in the national capital later in the day. Opposition leader Sharad Yadav may also attend the event, said reports.
The parties are likely to discuss seat share in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls. This comes at a time when the NDA is facing flak from its own allies. While Kushwaha has walked out, LJP’s Parliamentary Board chairman Chirag Paswan has recently issued a veiled threat to the BJP over seat sharing in Bihar, saying if talks did not go in the right direction, it could be detrimental for the saffron party.
Paswan tweeted that after the exit of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the RLSP from the NDA fold, the alliance was at a critical juncture and at such a time, the BJP needed to address the concerns of the remaining constituents “before it was too late”.