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JD(U) authorises Nitish Kumar to finalise party stand on political issues

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The JD(U), a BJP ally, today authorised its Chief Minister to finalise the party's stand on political issues, including the upcoming assembly and polls.

The party's at its meeting, attended by its top leaders including Kumar, also favoured simultaneous polls, a proposal being backed strongly by the

It, however, called for evolving a consensus through talks with other parties, sources said.

The also reiterated the party's opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Bill that allows Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, or to be eligible for Indian citizenship after a stay of six years.

Religion cannot be a basis for citizenship, it said.

JD(U) leaders sought to play down reports of strain in its ties with the BJP over allotment of seats among the NDA parties for the 2019 polls and asserted that the ruling alliance will fight the election together and sweep it.

"It will be decided later as to which party will contest how many seats. The NDA will fight the elections together and sweep the state," its told reporters.

Party leaders said the issue of number of seats in it will fight in the polls did not come up for discussion. Kumar has been authorised to finalise its stand, they said.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 15:15 IST