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LJP Lists Issues with Nitish Kumar as Amit Shah and Nadda Meet Chirag Paswan Ahead of Bihar Polls

Lok Janshakti Party chief and MP Chirag Paswan addresses a press convention after launching ‘Bihar First-Bihari First’ marketing campaign on the get together workplace, in Patna on February 21, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Chirag Paswan, LJP sources mentioned, listed his grievances with Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar and spoke of strain from inside his get together to contest on 143 seats within the elections to the 243-seat meeting on the assembly right here.

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  • Last Updated: October 1, 2020, 8:49 PM IST

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Top BJP leaders, together with Home Minister Amit Shah and get together president J P Nadda, held a gathering with Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan on Thursday to thrash out a seat-sharing association with allies for the Bihar meeting polls.

Paswan, LJP sources mentioned, listed his grievances with Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar and spoke of strain from inside his get together to contest on 143 seats within the elections to the 243-seat meeting on the assembly right here.






“No seat-sharing deal was finalised at the meeting,” an LJP chief mentioned, including that Shah famous that the BJP has had no variations with the LJP. The presence of Shah at a gathering of BJP leaders on the Bihar polls on Wednesday and now his assembly with Paswan underscored his effort to settle the inner variations throughout the ruling National Democratic Alliance amicably.

BJP sources mentioned the get together’s Central Election Committee is more likely to meet both on Saturday or Sunday to finalise its candidates for the three-phase polls. The nomination course of for the primary section, beneath which 71 of the entire 243 seats will go to polls, started from Thursday and can finish on October 8.

The NDA companions are anticipated to announce a seat-sharing association in a day or two. The Chirag Paswan-headed LJP has indicated it’s going to combat on 143 seats if it doesn’t get a “honourable” deal from its allies. It has mentioned it is not going to contest on seats the place the BJP will combat.

In 2015, it contested 42 seats and received two. The JD(U) was then a part of the opposition alliance which decisively defeated the NDA.


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