Patna, Dec. 30 -- Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday denied all speculation about a split in his party, the Janata Dal (United).

While interacting with mediapersons, Kumar said there is no truth in the claims of opposition leaders about a split.

Earlier on Wednesday, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) senior leader Shyam Rajak claimed that 17 newly elected MLAs of the JD(U) are in contact with the RJD and a split in the JD(U) can take place anytime.

"17 MLAs of JD(U) are in contact with RJD leaders and they have expressed a desire to form a government under the leadership of Tejashwi Yadav. We are closely monitoring the development," Rajak said.

At present, 75 MLAs of the RJD, 19 of the Congress and 16 from the Left parties are to...