Nitish Kumar is undisputed leader of NDA in Bihar,No Back door allaince with LJP, clarifies BJP Bihartext_fields
Patna: After the Lok Janshakti Party walked out of an alliance in Bihr but preferred to continue with its ties with the NDA at the Centre, the BJP state unit on Tuesday asserted that there was no back door alliance with the party led by Chirag Paswan.
The BJP state unit clarified that it was fighting the Bihar Assembly elections in October-November under the leadership of Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United President Nitish Kumar, who was the "undisputed leader of the National Democratic Alliance" in the state.
"Our party is contesting the elections under Nitish's leadership. Whosoever goes against him or challenges him will not be a part of the NDA," said BJP Bihar unit chief Sanjay Jaiswal.
Jaiswal's statement comes after LJP leader Chirag Paswan reportedly said that his party was with the BJP but had differences with the JD-U and Nitish.
Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi also clarified that NDA has four alliance partners - JDU, BJP, HAM and VIP and only these parties are entitled to use photographs of PM Narendra Modi and CM Nitish Kumar.
"Misuse of photos will be liable for legal action. Our party is ready to write to the Election Commission to take action against those parties or individual candidates if they are involved in it," Sushil Modi added.
His statement comes after Chirag Paswan said that his party will use photos of Prime Minister Modi in the election campaign.
(With inputs from agencies)