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BJP not in favour of snap polls in Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Amid the present acrimony between ruling JD(U) and RJD of the grand alliance, today said it does not favour snap polls in

The party also extended support to Nitish Kumar's stand that deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav must come clean on corruption charges against him.

"We are not in favour of mid-term polls in Such a situation should not arise in the state," senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters here.

sought to steer clear of the acrimony between the two ruling allies saying it is not going to extend inside or outside support if JD(U) severs ties with RJD.

"does not believe in breaking the alliance government, but wants it to complete its term. Party's parliamentary board will decide the issue depending on the political situation," the leader said.

Sushil Modi, the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council, said Kumar has on several occasions supported and the Centre on various issues.

An intense "check and mate" game is going on between the two warring allies, but both are wary of losing power, the leader said expressing hope that the situation will be resolved at the earliest.

The JD(U) has asked its key ally RJD to come clean on the issue of corruption charges levelled against its legislature party leader Tejashwi Yadav.

RJD supremo has, however, said Tejashwi will not resign merely on the ground that the CBI has lodged an FIR against him in the land-for-railways hotels case.

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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 18:13 IST