"LJP's alliance with RJD was strong in the past and we want it to continue it in future also. For this, both the parties need to stop their small-time leaders from making irresponsible statements," Paswan said at the party's foundation day function in Patna.

According to reports, there have been repeated claims by some RJD leaders that the seats of its ally, the LJP, would decline in Bihar in 2014 Lok Sabha elections

RJD Vice-President Raghuvansh Prasad Singh reportedly said that the LJP would secure victory in less number of seats in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
LJP parliamentary board chief Chirag Paswan said that his party does not want to break the alliance with RJD, but added that the kind of statements being made by some of its leaders is not good.
He, however, said that the LJP is strong and if an adverse situation arises, the party would be capable of fighting elections alone.

Referring to the party chief's meeting with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on the need for alliance by secular parties, Chirag said that he would meet Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi soon.
Earlier in the day, RJD secretary general Ramkripal Yadav and state president Ramchandra Purve said that the alliance with LJP is intact and would continue in future.

On seat-sharing arrangements, Ramkirpal said that RJD supremo Lalu Prasad would take a decision on the matter at an appropriate time.


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