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Nitish should decide on JD(U)-RJD alliance soon: Paswan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

should take a decision on his association with RJD "at the earliest" as Yadav can break the JD(U) to form a of his own, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said today.

The ruling alliance in has taken a hit after Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, deputy chief minister and Lalu Prasad's son, was booked in a graft case. The ruling JD(U) has asked the embattled deputy chief minister to "come out with facts in public against the accusations".

"..I am warning Nitishji that he should take decision on the JD(U)-RJD alliance at the earliest, otherwise Yadav is capable of splitting JD(U) and can easily form a on his own," Paswan said.

The Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution minister alleged that Nitish was delaying his decision by adopting various tactics.

"Kumar can not run away from this situation," he said.

"It will be in his (Nitish) interest...In interest of his party and of course that he take a decision on his association at the earliest," Paswan told reporters here.

Things are getting out of control as there is no governance in Bihar, the Union minister said, adding that the was running like a lame cat.

The mahagathbandhan (mega alliance between JD(U) and RJD) is not feasible. On one hand, presents himself as 'Sushasan babu' (man of good governance), while on the other hand, his ally Yadav and family are involved in various scams, Paswan said.

Paswan, the LJP supremo who himself hails from Bihar, was speaking on the sidelines of a party event.

His son and president of LJP youth wing, Chirag Paswan, said the government should establish a youth commission on the lines of women commission.

He added that he has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the same.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 18:43 IST