BJP finalizes seat sharing in Bihar, with allies

One of the key ‘Hindi heartland states’ Bihar has been reason for anxiety for the ruling BJP.

This is because the coalition partners have been pressing for seats in numbers that will pitch them in equal footing with the ruling BJP.

But with the loss of three other states recently, BJP is left with no option but to cede most of the territory to the coalition partners JDU and Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Jan Shakti Party.

Having finalized the seat sharing formula, the BJP chief flanked by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, announced it today before the media.

It has been decided that BJP and Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United will contest 17 seats each in Bihar for next year’s general election.

Likewise, BJP chief Amit Shah announced today after a meeting that Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP will contest six seats.

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