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Congress source says decision on tie-up with RJD likely in 1-2 days


–Congress source: Decision on tie-up with RJD likely in day or two

–Sure TRS won’t go with BJP

NEW DELHI – The Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal are likely to finalise the electoral alliance for Bihar in a day or two, a senior party official said.

The differences are over the number of seats for the Congress. While the RJD has offered the Congress 11 seats, and one seat to its ally the Nationalist Congress Party, it is believed that the Congress wants at least 13 seats.

The official said the Congress is not in talks with the Janata Dal (United) as the party has demanded a special status for the state before initiating talks with the Congress.

The Congress official said the party was in talks with the Telangana Rashtra Samithi for possible merger or an electoral alliance. The party is confident that the TRS will not ally with the Bharatiya Janata Party, the official said.