With national election less than a year from now, the Bihar politics is now on the boil.
The Janata Dal (United) is now quite openly asserting itself to be big brother in the state politics.
The posturing is said to be aimed at scaring the ally BJP into settling for less number of seats in the parliamentary election.
The JD(U)’s leader Sanjay Singh, meanwhile has gone ahead and said that the Bharatiya Janata Party was free to contest the elections alone if it does not need an ally.
He added that the BJP knows it will not be able to win in Bihar without the support of Nitish Kumar and his party JD(U).
There are whopping 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar alone.
Singh also claimed that the party was confident of going it alone in the elections as it has a strong presence in every district of the state.
Earlier this month, JD(U) National General Secretary Shyam Rajak said the party expected that the BJP would allow it to contest 25 of the 40 seats in the state.
To this assertion, the BJP General Secretary Rajendra Singh had claimed that the party would contest all the 22 seats it had won in the 2014 General Elections.
The JD(U) has also insisted that it is Nitish Kumar who will be the alliance’s face during election campaign in Bihar.>