New Delhi: Despite National Democratic Alliance leaders’ denial of any rift between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (United) in Bihar, the fate of the NDA in the state depends on Narendra Modi’s bid for Prime Ministerial post in the Lok Sabha Elections 2014.

NDA leaders say that the JD (U)-BJP alliance is 15 years old. They will resolve the small dispute arising in the coalition in the state. However, they accept that NDA-I government in Bihar completed its tenure with better understanding which does not reflect in the NDA-II.

Bihar BJP’s decision to organize Mahabhoj in the Mahadalit areas and discussions of Other Backward Classes irked its partner JD (U). This has put question mark on the fate of alliance in the future.

Refuting such speculations, JD (U) president and NDA convener Sharad Yadav said, “Nitish Kumar-led NDA government is exercising its duty very well. If the BJP projects Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate in 2014, the JD (U) will face difficulty in running the coalition government in Bihar.”

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi said, “There is no threat on coalition government in the state. Despite having different ideologies, the NDA is 15 years old coalition.”

“As far as the organizing caste conferences are concerned, it’s not new trend. Every party wants to widen its vote bank. For this, several programmes are organized,” said Modi.