"Patna is a historical city and was known as Patliputra in ancient times. We will not allow metro there until some technique is evolved that could ensure that underground tracks don't affect the historical value of the city," Kumar said at a programme.

Meanwhile,talks of JD-U forming an umbrella alliance gained momentum in the political circles after its president Sharad Yadav dropped ample indication of forming such a tie up with Rashtriya Lok Dal by backing its candidates on the three seats in Uttar Pradesh where Assembly bye-elections will be held next month.
After a meeting of the JD(U) state executive meeting here yesterday, Yadav had said doors were open for a grand alliance for which "talks were on".
"Talks are on but nothing concrete has come up till now," he told reporters.

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