New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday seemed to be warming up to Janata Dal-United (JD-U), the party which has recently snapped its ties with BJP, by calling Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar secular and saying there are no permanent enemies or permanent friends in politics.
"In politics, there are no permanent enemies or permanent friends. We will decide as the situation evolves," he told reporters at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
He was replying to a question whether Congress looks at JD-U as a future ally against the backdrop of the split in the NDA and would reach out to it.
To a question on Nitish Kumar, he said the JD-U leader is secular.
"I cannot speculate on that or what happens in the future. We need support of all right-minded parties. In Parliament, we look for their support," Singh said when asked whether Congress would seek JD-U's support.
Singh refused to comment on the elevation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the BJP and also on the resignation issue of LK Advani.
"This is an internal matter of the BJP," he said.
On the idea of federal front mooted by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, he said "I can’t see the Federal Front posing a real challenge to the UPA."
"When the chips are down, the UPA will give a good account," Singh said.


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