"We have left three seats for the NCP and instead of us they would have to decide whether they want to be in the grand secular alliance or not," Kumar told reporters here.

Kumar's statement followed the Sharad Pawar party issuing an ultimatum to grand secular alliance in Bihar to reconsider seat distribution by August 20, saying it will not settle for less than 12 seats in the assembly elections or else all options are open for it.

Kumar, who has already been declared as Chief Ministerial candidate of the alliance, made light of the NCP protest and dharna by a section of Samajwadi Party saying "If everything becomes smooth, media would have nothing to write." JD(U), RJD and Congress have come together and reached a decision on seat sharing recently as per which the first two would contest for 100 seats each and Congress for 40, leaving 3 seats for NCP in the 243-member House.

He added August-30 rally of the secular alliance at Patna would be very important. Though refusing to confirm media reports about chance of SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee making to August 30 rally, the Chief Minister said, "We are discussing it and media would be informed about it in time."

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