Patna: Time for alliance is over, said RJD chief Lalu Prasad who added he would now "focus and concentrate to get ready for poll campaigns".
"Time for alliance has ended. Now it is time to go to ground for political battle," Lalu Prasad said soon after he arrived in Patna late on Friday night from Delhi, where he was trying to finalise his party's alliance with the Congress but no decision has yet been taken.
Lalu, who is upset after Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) ditched him and joined hands with Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA, has made it clear that RJD will on its own start preparation for the general election.
"Now, time is not to visit Delhi any more for alliance with Congress. I will focus and concentrate to get ready for poll campaigns," Lalu said. He also pointed that it is not possible to hold talk on alliance by sitting in Delhi.
"We will be in touch on telephone," he said. Lalu said that he was still hopeful of an alliance with Congress, but said that responsibility for an alliance to defeat communal forces is not of his party alone.