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Not all well btw Nitish, Lalu; Bihar govt will not run long,

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Claiming that all was not well between and his ally Lalu Prasad, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said the coalition in will not run for long.

Paswan, who thanked Kumar for welcoming the Centre's demonetisation, said that the in was "under pressure".

"Any party, be it or UPA, if someone joins, it strengthens the party. Whatever wants, it is his prerogative. To take him or not, it is up to the

"We are allies. I had said has welcomed the revolutionary step and I had thanked him. I had also said that he (Kumar) is under pressure in And whoever, Lalu Yadav has gone with, has not been spared. That is why, this (Bihar) will not run for long," Paswan said.

Paswan had yesterday said he will welcome Kumar into the and claimed that the JD(U) chief was apprehensive that his ally of the RJD would weaken his party.

The Union minister had also lauded Kumar for his support to the Centre's step, saying he had taken a "bold decision".

Paswan's Lok Jantantrik Party is part of the ruling coalition at the Centre.

Paswan had claimed that Kumar, whose party JD(U) was a former ally and now a bitter rival, was working "under the pressure of Prasad" who had a "history of weakening his allies".

Earlier, chief Amit Shah had also praised Kumar, setting tongues wagging in the political circles.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 17:57 IST