Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said on Saturday that his party will contest the upcoming assembly elections in Assam by tying up with like-minded parties. Tejashwi Yadav said during his first visit to Guwahati that he had already spoken to Congress and would later negotiate with the AIUDF to formalize the alliance. “We are talking to parties with similar ideology,” he told a press conference here.
The RJD leader said that apart from the Congress and AIUDF, the RJD is also in touch with other smaller parties. He said that about five percent of Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh are Hindi-speaking people. “We have a large number of such people in 11 seats, but we will fight only where the chances of winning are high”, Tejashwi further said that he would also visit other contested states West Bengal, Kerala, and Puducherry to campaign against the BJP and its allies.