The BJP has come up with a seat-sharing arrangement in the state of Bihar ahead of the 2019 General Elections. According to the announcement made in a press conference today it was announced that in the state with 40 seats for Lok Sabha, 17 seats will be contested by BJP and JD(U) each while on 6 seats LJP will contest.
While one Rajya Sabha seat for Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP has also been decided from the NDAs quota, to be taken by Paswan himself.
The deal took place after Ram Vilas son Chirag had met the BJP leader Arun Jaitley, two days back. He had also written to the Finance Minister Jaitley where he asked him to explain the benefits of demonetisation to the country.
Amit Shah, BJP president had also said earlier that BJP and its ally JD(U) will contest on equal seats in the Lok Sabha seats of Bihar after the BJP-led NDA had won 31 seats in the 2014 General Elections.
Earlier Upendra Kushwaha had resigned as a Minister in the Narendra Modi government on December 10 and his party had also quit the ruling National Democratic Alliance.
In the recently contested Assembly Elections across five states, the BJP had failed to come up as the single largest party in any of the states losing all three states of Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh in which it had its government.