Sanjay Singh, JD (U)
Sanjay Singh, JD (U)

BJP free to fight elections alone: JD(U)

ANI | Updated: Jun 25, 2018 13:08 IST

BJP free to fight elections alone: JD(U) .
Patna (Bihar) [India], June 25 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) (JD-U) stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is free to contest from all 40 seats in the state alone, if it does not need help from its alliances .
"If the BJP does not need the help of its alliance partners, then it can fight on all 40 seats alone . Nobody is stopping them . Every party has a decision of its own . If they want to take a decision, they can take it . There is no problem," JD (U) state chief spokesperson Sanjay Singh told ANI .
He further claimed that the JD (U) is confident of fighting elections without an alliance, as the party is united and enjoys a strong hold in all districts in the state .
However, Singh noted that BJP will not be able to win without chief minister Nitish Kumar .
"There is a big difference between 2014 and 2019 . Issue-based politics is taking place in the country . The issues of 2014 election were different and for 2019 it is different . BJP knows without Nitish Kumar, they will not be able to get through in Bihar," he added .
In the recent times, rifts have emerged between the JD (U) and BJP, largely due to the proposed seat share in the state assembly .
In the 2015 Bihar Assembly election, JD (U) had won 71 of the 243 seats while the BJP emerged victorious in 53 seats .
The JD (U) wants the results of the Assembly election, where it had fared much better than BJP, to be a key factor while deciding how many seats each of the four National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties in the state will get to contest in the 2019 Lok Sabha election . (ANI)