"Raj ko raj rahne do," (let the suspense remain suspense), Kumar told reporters here quoting a Bollywood song. (Agencies)
After a meeting of Lalu Prasad with Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi, there was a speculation about an alliance between Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Congress and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) for a repeat of 2004 when they had won 28 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
There were also reports that LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan was unhappy with RJD which has proposed scaling its seat down from 12 last time and his efforts to convince the Congress to dump the RJD and ally with JD-U in Bihar.
The Bihar CM has repeatedly refused to show his cards on the question of alliance with the Congress, LJP and Left parties maintaining that JD-U was busy with its political programme to strengthen base for the elections.
On actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who has been sulking within his party – BJP, for omission from a Parliamentary election committee, Nitish said that he is a personal friend for whom the doors were always open.
"JD-U is a liberal party and its doors are always open for good people, but 'Bihari babu' has good friends in BJP also. On past occasions he was unhappy with the BJP but remained in the party," the Chief Minister said.
On being asked about Yoga guru Ramdev making a strong pitch for Narendra Modi as future Prime Minister and appealing to leaders like him, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu and BJD President Naveen Patnaik, Nitish evaded a direct reply.
"Who? Ramdev, that yoga teacher? I know about yoga taught in Munger," he said.
When told that he had praised Ramdev several times in the past, Kumar said it was out of respect for his skill in teaching yoga.
"Raj ko raj rahne do," (let the suspense remain suspense), Kumar told reporters here quoting a Bollywood song.