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RJD to stake claim to form new government in Bihar
ANI
3/4/2005

New Delhi: The RJD, a key UPA ally, today said that it would stake its claim to form the next government in Bihar where elections last month resulted in a hung Assembly. The RJD had emerged as the single largest party with 75 seats, but much short of a simple majority in the house of 243. Party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is also Railway Minister, said that he was opposed to Central rule in his state. Lalu, who does not have the requisite numbers even after getting support from the Congress and other smaller parties, was confident the RJD-led government could prove its majority on the floor of the Assembly.

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