Patna, June 14 (IANS) The BJP Friday accused Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) of trying to split it amid rising tensions between the two parties in the state.
“JD-U is trying to break the BJP in Bihar. This is objectionable and not good for democracy,” state Bharatiya Janata Party president Mangal Pandey told the media.
Pandey made the allegation after a meeting of BJP workers and leaders including legislators and ministers.
Pandey said several JD-U leaders including ministers, legislators and MPs were in touch with BJP legislators in a bid to woo them into the JD-U.
“It is very objectionable that JD-U leaders have approached BJP legislators and persuaded them to join JD-U. They also assured them berths in the cabinet and other lucrative posts for their support,” Pandey said.
The latest development has given a new twist to the tensions within the ruling coalition.
Pandey said he had told BJP legislators and ministers to be present in Patna till June 17.
According to JD-U leaders, the party is in touch with over a dozen BJP legislators including ministers.
The JD-U has 118 legislators, four short of majority in the house of 243 members.