2019 Lok Sabha polls: BJP, JD(U) agree to contest equal number of seats in Bihar

Highlights

  • It has been decided that BJP and JDU will fight on equal number of seats for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in Bihar: Amit Shah
  • The BJP chief said that the actual numbers will be announced in the coming days
  • CM Nitish Kumar-led JD(U), BJP, LJP and RLSP are the NDA partners in Bihar which has 40 Lok Sabha seats.
Nitish Kumar and Amit Shah (R)
2019 Lok Sabha polls: BJP, JD(U) agree to contest equal number of seats in Bihar
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NEW DELHI: The BJP and the JD(U) on Friday announced that both the parties will contest equal number of seats in Bihar in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

BJP chief Amit Shah and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addressed the media together after a meeting during which the seat sharing formula was finalised.

"It has been decided that BJP and JDU will fight on equal number of seats for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in Bihar. Other allies will also get a respectable seat share," said BJP president Amit Shah after the meeting.

The BJP chief said that the actual numbers will be announced in the coming days.

"Upendra Kushwaha and Ram Vilas Paswan will remain with us," the BJP chief said, adding, "When a new ally has joined us, there will be a reduction in seat share for everyone."

CM Nitish Kumar-led JD(U), BJP, LJP and RLSP are the NDA partners in Bihar which has 40 Lok Sabha seats.


JD(U) had contested the last Lok Sabha election with Left parties and formed Grand Alliance with RJD and Congress for the 2015 assembly election in the state.


The BJP-LJP-RLSP combine had won 31 Lok Sabha seats in 2014, while the JD(U) could manage to win only Nalanda and Purnia seats.


The rest seven seats were won by RJD (4), Congress (2) and NCP (1).


(With inputs from agencies)
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