A decision on where the JDU, BJP, LJP and Ham candidates will be in the 243 seats in the Bihar Assembly is likely to be taken soon. According to reliable sources, the seat-sharing will be properly announced by the NDA by October 28.
For a long time, the two main parties in this constituency, the JDU and the BJP, have been squabbling over seat-sharing in the NDA. With the announcement of the elections on Friday, JDU national president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar also said that a decision on the seats would be taken soon. However, he added that there was no dialogue between them yet. But election dates have been announced and we have very little time left. So seats will be shared soon. We have had good relations with the BJP from the beginning and there is no problem with that.
According to NDA sources, seats have been identified between the JDU-BJP. The strategy of both sides is that wherever it is strong, it must have candidates. The basis of the decision is usually seen in the 2010 assembly elections. Although the two parties were in the NDA alliance in the 2010 assembly elections, there was no third party. The JDU then fielded 141 candidates and the BJP 102. Now former CM Jitan Ram Manji has joined the NDA with the JDU and will get seats from the JDU quota. Although the LJP will get seats from the BJP quota. The JDU and the BJP are set to play a key role in deciding the alliance’s seats.
It is noteworthy that there have been several meetings between JD (U) MPs RCP Singh and Lalan Singh and Bihar BJP in-charge Bhupendra Yadav. During this time there has been extensive discussion on every seat in Bihar. Each seat has also been discussed on the basis of demand. According to the social equation, workout has also been done on who will be more favorable for the seat. BJP national president JP Nadda and JDU national president Nitish Kumar also met. Now everything will be finalized in just two meetings and the NDA will be in a position to announce the sharing of its sheets.