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JD(U) will not attend Lalu Yadav's 'BJP hatao, desh bachao' rally in Patna, says general secretary

Patna: Bihar's ruling JD(U) will not attend RJD chief Lalu Prasad's "BJP hatao, desh bachao" rally in Patna on 27 August, a JD(U) leader said on Sunday.

JD(U) General Secretary Shayam Razak told the media that JD(U) as a party would not attend the event but Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may in his personal capacity if he was invited by the RJD.

The JD(U) and RJD along with the Congress are part of the ruling Grand Alliance in the state.

Lalu Prasad has said the the rally would be attended by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, former prime minister HD Deve Gowda, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, BSP chief Mayawati and Left parties.

Published Date: Jul 02, 2017 15:50 PM | Updated Date: Jul 02, 2017 15:50 PM

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