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LJP has no issues with Modi; talks on with BJP for tie-up

LJP has no issues with Modi; talks on with BJP for tie-up
Chirag, son of LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, refused to clearly spell out whether the party would be having an alliance with BJP and merely said the party’s Parliamentary Board will meet soon to decide on the issue of alliances.

Sources said that LJP, which was a part of NDA before parting way after the 2002 Gujarat riots, is unhappy over the dilly dallying by Congress and RJD over seat-sharing and is considering other options.

Chirag, who heads LJP’s Parliamentary Board, and his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras are in talks with BJP for a possible alliance, the sources said. At the same time, the sources said, the alliance with Congress and RJD stands as of now.

While remaining tight-lipped on the issue of talks, Chirag Paswan said there is ‘distress’ in the party over the way the seat-sharing issue has been dragging with Congress and Lalu Prasad-led RJD.

Asked whether LJP would have no problem with Modi in view of cases against him in connection with 2002 riots, Chirag said, ‘If the court has given its verdict and they say he (Modi) is clean, then I do not think it is an issue to talk about now.’
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