"I am very happy about the unity of Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar. Kumar will be the chief ministerial candidate for Bihar,” Mulayam Singh Yadav said.

"There are no differences and we will not allow any hurdle to crop up," he added while declaring that they would fight together to root out 'communal forces'.

A day after the two parties agreed to fight the Assembly polls in an alliance, Yadav disclosed at a press conference that Prasad proposed Kumar's name for the top job in the state.

Breaking his silence on the issue, Prasad said he cannot contest election himself and there is no other CM contender from his family or party.

"There are no differences between us (between him and Kumar)," he said, downplaying earlier remarks of some RJD leaders expressing discomfiture over projecting Nitish Kumar as CM candidate.

In the last Lok Sabha polls, the JD(U) and the RJD won two and four seats respectively, while the BJP registered victory in 31 constituencies.

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