JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Sunday said his party's alliance will BJP will continue despite the "unfortunate" episode involving Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi.
"Our alliance with NDA is old and our intention is that it should continue. The incidents of June 12 were unfortunate but are now behind us. What has passed has passed. After June 12 we fought Rajya Sabha polls together," Yadav told PTI.
He maintained that the events of June 12- when Kumar expressed his ire at an advertisement thanking Modi for flood relief to Bihar and even threatened to return the money- will not harm the JD(U)-BJP alliance.
"The NDA is still functioning and in future also the NDA will function. I do not know everything about June 12 but that is unfortunate. I do not want to go into details of June 12. That has passed and we should look ahead," Yadav said.
Relations between JD(U) and BJP appeared to have hit a new low after Kumar returned Rs five crore of flood relief fund to Gujarat yesterday. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Modi did not participate in the 'Vishwas yatra' held by the JD(U)-BJP government in the state. Sources close to Bihar BJP chief C P Thakur said that the party was working towards mending the strained relationship and finding a "cure" for the problems between them.
Thakur and other senior BJP leaders from Bihar are likely to discuss the developments with the Central leadership of the party to decide whether to continue the alliance or break ties with JD(U). PTI