PATNA, July 9 - Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today dismissed reports of any �rift� between his Janata Dal (United) and ally BJP over sharing of seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, adding that he was in no hurry to resolve the thorny matter.
He made it clear that his party�s alliance with the BJP was limited to Bihar, a reason why the JD(U) had been fielding candidates in a number of states against the BJP.
Kumar, however, asserted that the question of his party becoming a part of an anti-BJP alliance elsewhere did not arise.
I am sitting here alongside (Deputy Chief Minister) Sushil Kumar Modi. It is amply clear that the government is functioning well and there is no problem between the two parties, the chief minister told reporters on the sidelines of his weekly public interaction programme Lok Samvad.
The JD(U) supremo was replying to queries about reports of simmering discontent within the Bihar NDA where his own party has been insisting on playing the role of a �big brother� even as the other constituents (of the alliance) � the BJP, LJP and RLSP � have been reluctant in giving up their respective seats.
I do not wish to comment on what has been going on in the media. It is all hot air. All the issues relating to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be sorted out in due course and the outcome would be made public. There is no hurry, he said. � PTI