Patna: As the Congress party adopted a wait and watch policy with regard to the likely split between BJP and JD-U, a state Congress legislator on Sunday made a strong pitch to support the Nitish Kumar government to strengthen secular forces.

"We should support Nitish Kumar government after it separates from communal BJP," Tauseef Alam, Congress MLA from Bahadurganj in Kisanganj, said.

Alam, a third term MLA, said this was needed to strengthen secular forces. There are four Congress members in the present 243-member Bihar Assembly.

Alam said he had made his point before senior party leaders. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had flown to Kisanganj to attend Alam's marriage function in April.

Congress Legislature Party leader Sadanand Singh, however, said this was Alam's personal view. "Any decision on whether to go for tie with JD(U) or not will be taken by the party high command," he said.


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