Ahead of Bihar polls, Nitish, Nadda maintain seat-sharing talks


Vibha Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 12

BJP nationwide president JP Nadda, who’s in Bihar in reference to the get together’s election  programme, on Saturday met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to resolve the seat-sharing variations among the many NDA allies forward of the forthcoming elections to the 243-member Assembly.

Sources stated the two allies determined to achieve an settlement “at the earliest” as a way to put at relaxation all speculations relating to the alliance, particularly arising out of open present of acrimony between the JDU and the LJP. 

Nitish Kumar is believed to have expressed unhappiness over statements made by LJP president Chirag Paswan and careworn on early decision in order that there isn’t any ambiguity within the minds of the voters.

Much of the difficulty is expounded to the variety of seats the allies will contest within the forthcoming elections. 

Aiming to extend the political relevance of his get together, Chirag Paswan is demanding a share corresponding with the variety of Lok Sabha seats the LJP contested within the 2019, in different phrases at the very least 42 seats within the 243-member Assembly. 

While the LJP contested six seats within the final normal elections, senior chief Ram Vilas Paswan was additionally accommodated within the Rajya Sabha.  

Meanwhile,  six sitting MLAs from the RJD have joined the JDU and “more are expected” as per sources. Therefore, Nitish Kumar too is urgent for a “minimum 120 seats”.

Apart from accommodating the LJP, which is threatening to contest in opposition to the JDU, the NDA additionally has to take care of the pursuits of Jitan Ram Manji-led HAM(S) which joined the alliance not too long ago.

Sources say Manjhi is being “persuaded to not contest the Assembly elections” by which case he could also be accommodated within the Rajya Sabha.    

Nadda was accompanied by the get together’s state election in-charge Bhupendra Yadav, state president Sanjay Jaiswal and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi.

JDU Lok Sabha MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh was additionally current on the talks the place Nitish Kumar is believed to have voiced annoyance over Chirag Paswan’s utterances and the harm they have been doing to the picture of the alliance. 

The BJP management is believed to have assured Nitish Kumar that it’ll intervene to iron out variations between his get together and the LJP.  

Nadda, who’s in Bihar for a two-day tour, additionally provided prayers on the well-known Patan Devi temple after which the Bihar capital is known as.

He interacted with ladies farmers and litchi cultivators at a village named after legendary “Kisan Chachi” whose efforts at selling entrepreneurship amongst rural ladies earned her a Padmashri.

He additionally addressed ‘makhana’ and fish producers at Darbhanga and inugurated the ‘Atmanirbhar Bihar Abhiyan’ on the get together’s workplace in Patna.



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