BJP to combat in 121 seats; JD-U 122 in nearly equal division

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 6

The Bharatiya Janata Party declined Lok Janshakti Party’s offer of an alliance with it in Bihar without Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United).

The BJP, whose main alliance partner in Bihar is the JD-U, said its alliance with Nitish Kumar’s party was “unbreakable”.

The BJP also announced its seat sharing formula with the JD-U on Tuesday.  BJP will fight in 121 seats to JD-U 122’s seats in the 243-member Bihar Assembly.

The BJP’s rebuff came two days after the LJP under its president Chirag Paswan refused to play second fiddle to the JD-U, instead offering its own support to the BJP without Nitish Kumar’s party.   

 Bihar will hold elections in three phases starting October 28. The third phase will end on November 7. Votes will be counted November 10. With agencies

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