Modi's Prez man splits Nitish, Lalu..opposition boat rocked

New Delhi: The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday welcomed its grand alliance partner JD-U's decision to support NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and said that the party will take a call on the opposition's presidential candidate on June 22.

"We have no issues with the Janata Dal-United backing NDA's presidential nominee," RJD spokesperson Manoj Jha told IANS.

The opposition on Wednesday suffered a big blow with Nitish Kumar-led JD-U deciding to back the NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the President's election boosting the numbers for the ruling side while the rivals made it clear that they will put up a candidate.

Wednesday's decision yet again confirms Nitish Kumar's style of taking decisions on his own irrespective of his allies' position and his political opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. JD-U spokesperson said that party's decision has been conveyed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and RJD chief Lalu Prasad.

The RJD and Congress share power with the JD-U in Bihar as part of the Grand Alliance.