Kanpur: Soon after the JD-U snapped ties with the NDA, the BJP on Sunday said it will not go back on the decision to make Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi its election campaign chief.

Alliance between JD-U and BJP over

"The BJP takes its internal decisions itself. When the issue is about NDA (National Democratic Alliance), we discuss it with NDA," BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.

"Whatever decision has been taken on Narendra Modi, we will not go back at any cost, whether the NDA alliance breaks once or 10 times," he said.

JD-U chief Sharad Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday formally announced that the alliance with BJP is over. "The JD-U is formally out of NDA and we have ended our alliance with the BJP," Yadav said.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj tweeted, "The break-up of NDA is sad and unfortunate."

JD-U’s decision unfortunate: Shiv Sena

NDA constituent Shiv Sena termed the decision ‘unfortunate’ and said the hasty move will benefit the Congress.

JD-U’s decision unfortunate: Shiv Sena

NDA constituent Shiv Sena termed the decision ‘unfortunate’ and said the hasty move will benefit the Congress.

Shiv Sena spokesman Sanjay Raut, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP, "If my party wants, I am willing to speak to JD-U leader Sharad Yadav.”

On Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's appointment as BJP campaign committee chief, Raut said it was BJP's internal matter. "NDA is yet to meet to finalize the alliance's PM candidate," he said.

(JPN/Agencies)

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