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Nitish's decision undemocratic, people will reply: Jyotiraditya Scindia

He refuted reports that some party MLAs are likely to join the ruling JD(U)

IANS  |  Patna 

Jyotiraditya Scindia
Jyotiraditya Scindia

Congress leader on Friday attacked Chief Minister for his "move" of breaking the in the state.

He also refuted reports that some party MLAs are likely to join the ruling

"Nitish Kumar's decision to join hands with the BJP to form the government after dumping the is against the principles and values of democracy," Scindia, a former Union minister and Congress MP, told the media here.

dumped the of JD(U), and Congress on July 26 and aligned with the BJP to form the government on July 27.

Scindia was in the state capital on a day-long visit to attend a meeting of the party that aims to strengthen its reach among the

"is a state known for its principles. of will reply to for his decision."

He said the 2015 Assembly poll mandate was for the of Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal and and it was against the BJP-led NDA.

"But contrary to the mandate given by the people, joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party and formed the government," he added.

Scindia also refuted reports of any split in the party's state unit. Slamming media reports, Scindia said, "Congress is united and intact and will remain so in future."

Local media reported that the Congress party in may go the Gujarat way as some party legislators were likely to join the ruling

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 14:15 IST