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BJP assures complete coordination with JD(U)

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November 22, 2005 11:50 IST
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As the National Democratic Alliance looks set to form a government in Bihar, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday said there would be complete coordination with the Janata Dal (United) in government formation and rubbished suggestions of differences with its senior alliance partner in the state.

"There is absolutely no contradiction between the BJP and JD(U). We fought the elections on a common agenda and will proceed further (in government formation) with ease," BJP General Secretary Arun Jaitley told reporters amidst indications that BJP-JD(U) would get absolute majority.

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Attributing the poor showing of Rashtriya Janata Dal-led Secular Democratic Front to its unconstitutional behaviour after the February elections, which threw up a hung Assembly, he said all sections of the society backed the NDA in the elections.

"The results have proved that people of Bihar want governance, rule of law and development. You just cannot fool people all the time," Jaitley told PTI.

On the adverse results of the Ram Vilas Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party, which had campaigned for a Muslim chief minister, the BJP leader said, "The politics he was trying to pursue, was not a substitute for governance."

Asked about the possibility of having a Deputy chief minister, he said, "Those are all details that can be worked out later."

On the absence of Hindutva as a poll plank, Jaitley said, "Law and order situation, development, and bringing together
divided sections of the society were issues on which the NDA fought as a single cohesive unit."

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