Former chief minister and RJD leader Rabri Devi said her party would both support and oppose Manjhi-led Bihar government depending on the situation.

"We will decide our stand either to support Manjhi-led government to uphold secularism or oppose it in case it takes anti-people steps, depending on the situation," Rabri Devi, Member of Legislative Council, told reporters on the first day of the Monsoon Session.

The Congress, which also supported the JD (U) government in the state in trust vote, said that it would not hesitate to raise issues concerning common man.

"We are with the common man and will not hesitate to raise issues concerning masses," state Congress president and MLC Ashok Choudhary told reporters.

The proximity between the JD (U), RJD and Congress has been visible in recent days.

The BJP took potshots at the RJD for its "ambivalent" stand.

"Basically, they will be in the role of 'Sikhandi'... for taking advantage, they will be with the government and whenever their interest is harmed, will oppose the government," former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters.

"In parliamentary democracy, either a party is in government or in opposition. Every party has to choose one path... treading on different paths suited to the interest will not do," Sushil Modi said.

The JD (U) said it was prepared to answer all issues raised by the opposition.

"We are prepared to talk on any issue raised by the opposition in a proper manner," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shrawan Kumar told reporters.

(Agencies)

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