Lucknow: Janata Dal(U) leader K C Tyagi on Saturday said that efforts were on to form a Mahagatbandhan before the coming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh on the lines of Bihar.
"Efforts are on to have a Mahagatbandhan with different political outfits before the UP elections to defeat the BJP," Tyagi who was here in connection with a programme told news agencies.
To a question, Tyagi said that his party wanted to work with RLD under the Mahagatbandhan but its president Ajit Singh was yet to respond to the talks which were held with him earlier.
The JD (U) spokesman said that though his party president Nitesh Kumar is prime minister material but he has not been projected as one by anyone in the party. "If someone else does so we cannot stop them", he said.
To a question, Tyagi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should put to rest the controversy over his degree as the nation wants to know the truth. Tyagi who was in the state capital to oversee the preparations for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's programme later this month, said that prohibition was implemented in Bihar amidst adversities as it is a social ill which should be brought to an end.
This step of Nitesh Kumar is being praised all over the country for which he will also be coming to Lucknow on May 15 Tyagi said.
Terming the drought situation in Uttar Pradesh as grim, he said that both the state and central government need to work on it without worrying about political mileage....