JD(U) will support Oppn VP candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi, says KC Tyagi


New Delhi: In the August 5 elections, the Janata Dal (United) will assist the opposition vice presidential applicant Gopalkrishna Gandhi despite its hands with the BJP. A senior party leader KC Tyagi also conveyed that the promise to assist Gandhi was made by party president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar before joining hands with the BJP.

A senior party leader also further conveyed that, CM Nitish Kumar had made the commitment to assist Gopalkrishna Gandhi before joining hands with the BJP and to fulfill it. There is no going back on it and we have not changed our stand.

The JD(U) moved out of the ‘grand alliance’ with the RJD and the Congress and determined to unite hands with its BJP to form the new administration in Bihar. It had split from the NDA in 2013 following a 17-year-old coalition. Gathering pioneers, in any case, say that it needs to satisfy its guarantees made before.

The choice of the JD(U) won’t modify the consequence of VP’s decision as the decision NDA candidate M Venkaiah Naidu has a major greater part to support him and is probably going to cruise through effectively.

On whether its solitary MLA in Gujarat would bolster the BJP or the Congress in the up and coming Rajya Sabha races, they said since he is contradicted by the BJP, he is allowed to take his own particular choice.

In the wake of its own officials exchanging sides and leaving in the wake of Shankarsing Vaghela quit the gathering, Congress heavyweight Ahmed Patel needs the help of the NCP, the JD(U) and different MLAs to win the third Rajya Sabha situate in Gujarat.