New Delhi: JD-U, a key constituent of NDA, on Friday said it has not given any ultimatum to BJP over walking out of the coalition.

"It is wrong to say that we have given BJP any ultimatum. We are definitely concerned over the sequence of events in BJP in last few days," JD-U chief and NDA convenor Sharad Yadav said.

"The alliance of NDA exists for now but the alliance has to continue under the norms of national agenda of NDA under which the coalition has functioned so far," Yadav said.

He said certain events had taken place which went against the tenets of NDA's national agenda.

The relations between JD-U and BJP have been strained following the appointment of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the chairman of the BJP's campaign committee chief for next Lok Sabha polls.

Yadav said that JD-U had maintained that Modi's elevation was an internal matter of BJP. "But we have objections to the remarks made by BJP leaders after that,” he added.

Modi required by both BJP & JD-U: Rudy

Last week, BJP national general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy had said that the Gujarat Chief Minister was required by his party and ally JD-U to improve prospects in the general elections in Bihar and elsewhere in the country. "Modi is required by the JD-U as much the BJP if the NDA seeks to improve prospects in the general elections," he had said.

Meanwhile, Yadav refused to talk about the possibility of a federal front mooted by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying, "The question does not arise now. NDA still exists. Where has NDA broken up that you are talking of a third front.”

Yechury meets Sharad Yadav

Senior CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Friday met Sharad Yadav amid talks of non-Congress and non-BJP parties tying up for the next general elections.

Yechury said the JD-U chief had invited him for dinner which he could not attend. "There is no politics ... we have been old friends,” the leader said.

"What we want is alternative policies. Left Parties have called a political convention on July 1. It will discuss the alternative policy framework," Yechury said.

(JPN/Agencies)

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