"I am not supporting anyone in Bihar and I have not gone their for campaigning. I had gone (Bihar) for a workshop on governance organised by the Bihar Chief Minister before the dates for elections were announced," he said.

The JD(U) had supported AAP during the Delhi Assembly polls and also during AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal's Varanasi fight against Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha polls. Both Kejriwal and Kumar share a personal rapport. Kejriwal hinted that not much should be read about reports of closeness with State Chief Minister Kumar.

The decision comes in the backdrop of Kumar's ally Lalu Prasad recently making a number of statements projecting the Bihar polls a fight between 'forward and backward castes'. A section of AAP was also uncomfortable supporting the grand secular alliance because of Lalu's conviction in the fodder scam.

On a question about relations between Delhi government and the Centre, he accused the PM Modi government of 'interfering' in affairs of Delhi on a day-to-day basis and trying to trigger 'rebellion' in the bureaucracy. The Delhi Chief Minister was speaking at a convention organised by All India Management Association (AIMA).

 

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