Cong ignores Farooq Abdullah’s idea on Nitish

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NEW DELHI: Congress on Saturday chose to ignore projection of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as prime ministerial candidate of the opposition.

“As far as next Prime Ministerial candidate is concerned, it is too early to comment anything on this. Still we have three-and-a-half-years to go,” party’s senior spokesman Ajay Maken told reporters.

He was asked about the party’s reaction to the statement of Farooq Abdullah on Friday on the occasion of the swearing in ceremony of Kumar that he should prepare to be the next Prime Minister of India.

Asked whether the UPA still exists, Maken said as far as Bihar is concerned, it was ‘Mahagathbandhan’. “In Parliament we have got UPA alliance partners who are together, who fought elections together.”

Abdullah told TV channels before proceeding to attend Nitish’s swearing-in ceremony, “It’s a new start for India and Nitish should now start making preparations to come to Delhi and become the prime minister and we will extend our full support to him for that.”

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