Patna: Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) is divided over entering into an alliance with the Congress for the next general elections though no decision has been taken yet.
A powerful group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, soft towards the Congress, is in favour of an alliance with it to counter BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, while a group led by party president Sharad Yadav pins its hope on an anti-BJP, anti-Congress front.
Sharad Yadav, a socialist leader known for his anti-Congress political stand since the mid-1970s, is more keen to join a Third Tront to avoid embarrassment of joining hands with the Congress, say party leaders.
"Nitish Kumar is very unpredictable in politics... no one thought that he will dump the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). There is strong hope that he will join hands with Congress before or after general elections," said a senior JD-U legislator considered close to him.