BJP’s Bhupender Yadav, Devendra Fadnavis in Patna to work out seat sharing with JD (U), LJP


Mukesh Ranjan
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 30

Amid all pulls and pressure exerted by alliance partners ahead of Bihar polls, the BJP on Wednesday announced that it would go to the electoral battle in the state with its allies—JD (U) and LJP—as it has deputed senior party functionaries Bhupender Yadav and Devendra Fadnavis to work out the seat adjustment details in Patna with chief minister Nitish Kumar.  

A decision in these regards came after the top BJP leadership including party president JP Nadda went into huddle with Union Home Minister Amit Shah to take stock of the political situations in Bihar.  

Sources in the party said a decision has been taken to send Yadav and Fadnavis to Patna to meet Kumar, also the JD (U) chief and discuss the finer details of the seat adjustments among the alliance partners. The two leaders will report back to the BJP leadership on Thursday, they added.

Yadav told the reporters that the NDA will contest the elections under the leadership of the chief minister Nitish Kumar.

It has been reliably learnt that the JD (U) will contest more number of assembly seats than the BJP so that the party can accommodate the outfit led by the former state chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. It is also learnt that BJP may get LJP to settle with 27 seats.

“The meeting was attended by Shah, the BJP chief JP Nadda, Organisational secretary B L Santosh, deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi, and other senior state leaders. The party leaders took stock of the Assembly constituencies divided in A, B, C, D and E categories on the basis of the perceived strengths of the constituents of the NDA,” a source said.

Sources said that Shah took stock of the political situations in Bihar, with the party leaders stressing on the unity and harmonious seat adjustments among the alliance partners. Bihar has a total of 243 Assembly seats. The BJP on Wednesday also officially named Fadnavis as the election in-charge of the party in the poll bound state.



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