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Manjhi rubbishes rumour of his return to NDA

Press Trust of India  |  Gaya 

(Secular) Friday scotched rumour of his quitting and returning to NDA and termed such unverified reports as a "conspiracy" to malign his and his party image.

He made it clear that he is with and Grand Alliance in which comprises of RJD, and besides his party HAM.

Manjhi's criticism of dharna by minister against CBI action against early this week had triggered speculation of his end of inning in the and return to the NDA.

There is no truth in it (rumour about his joining NDA). Disinformation is being spread as part of a conspiracy to malign my and my party image, said.

Manjhi, who was made minister by Nitish Kumar in 2014 later fell out with his mentor and formed his party HAM. HAM joined hands with the BJP in 2015 polls but with return of Nitish Kumar in the ruling party fold, left NDA to join hands with last year.

Manjhi said seat sharing issue in the opposition coalition will be finalized in consultation with all the constituents of the Grand Alliance.

In reply to a query, Manjhi said that Prime Minister and of any state should not hold or participate in dharna or demonstrations.

"did wrong by holding dharna as it can't be justified in any manner," he reiterated.

While replying to a query on his party's state unit Chief resigning from the post following the misappropriation of party fund, Manjhi said Patel had misappropriated Rs 10 lakh from party fund.

Both Patel and Danish had resigned from their respective posts on Wednesday. had alleged that Patel along with his supporters indulged in anti-party activities and have also been indulged looting party fund.

Manjhi said that new and other prominent posts, which are currently lying vacant, will be filled within a week. Manjhi was accompanied by party's Rameshwar Yadav, district and others during the press meet.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 16:55 IST