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Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and party national spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad, at a press conference in Patna on Thursday, shrugged off reports of Nitish Kumar possibly joining hand with the UPA saying he had known Bihar Chief Minister for a very long time and he knew for sure Kumar would never do any such thing even after the next Parliamentary polls.
"Kumar's anti-UPA stand is well-known. We were together in the '70s Total Revolution led by Jaya Prakash Narayan and we even went to jail together. Both BJP and the Janata Dal-U leaders are in favor of special status to Bihar and we are willing to go together all the way until our demands are met," the deputy leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha said.
Prasad was reacting to the rumors of Kumar warming up to the idea of joining UPA following the Chief Minister's comment in Motihari on Wednesday in which he said he would support the UPA in the next Parliamentary elections if the UPA guaranteed special economic status to Bihar.
"This whole idea of Nitish Kumar going with UPA is far from truth particularly in view of the fact that the days of the UPA government are now numbered," the BJP leader said.