Patna, Sep 28 (UNI) RLSP president Upendra Kushwaha today dismissed media reports on talks with BJP for seat sharing for Bihar Assembly Elections, saying it had no basis as no decision had been taken as yet. Mr Kushwaha on his arrival here from New Delhi, told media persons that there was no talks with BJP for seat sharing as reported in a section of press, saying it had no basis basis. It was really amazing for him how such stories were carried out without any basis, he felt.
The RLSP leader said, he had been authorised by the party to take decision in prevailing scenario in Grand Alliance when RJD was not willing to give respectable number of seats to his party for Assembly elections. No decision had been taken by him so far and it would be duly informed once decision was taken, he added.
Mr Kushwaha wondered over stories appeared in a section of press that he had meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on possibilities of joining NDA. He was in New Delhi for the last three days and how he could have met Chief Minister Mr Kumar who was in Patna during the period, he asked.
The RLSP leader said that when he was in Patna and BJP leader Bhupendra Yadav was in New Delhi few days back, it was reported that he had a meeting with Mr Yadav. How he could have met him when Mr Yadav was in New Delhi and he was in Patna, he asked.
Mr Kushwaha said, it was all the more surprising for him to see the reports in media that his talks with BJP had failed. When there was not talks, how could it fail or succeed, he wondered. He was also surprised that speculation was made that he would contest Lok Sabha election from Valmiki Nagar.
As it is, reports had appeared in a section of press that Mr Kushwaha was in New Delhi for talks with BJP leaders on seat sharing after RJD did not consider the claim of his party on respectable number of seats to be contested in Bihar Assembly Elections.