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Mahagathbandhan seat sharing: Congress likely to demand 20 seats in Bihar

By Prakash Kadia
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Magathbandhan seat sharing: Congress likely to demand 20 seats in Bihar

Patna: As the countdown for the upcoming Lok Sabha poll is going to begin, constituents of Mahagathbandhan are tightening their belts for seat-sharing talks. After Monday’s meeting of grand alliance partners, Congress leaders met on Tuesday and in inner-party discussion looks to come up with a demand of 20 out of 40 parliamentary seats.

This proposal came during the Bihar Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meet where MLA Rajesh Ram along with Ajit Singh has put forward this demand. This meeting took place at the residence of CLP leader Sadanand Singh and preparations for the general election was on cards.

Rajesh Ram said- In present conditions both nationally and state wise Congress deserves to get a respectable number of seats in Bihar for which Congress high command and Rahul Gandhi need to seal the deal.

Congress in Bihar is planning for a rally on 3rd February 2018 in which INC President Rahul Gandhi will blow the bugle of elections by addressing a people at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan. At the meeting, this also was a crucial part of the discussion and all legislators have been given the responsibility to draw participation from their respective constituencies in large number.

After a decisive power shift towards Congress in three states (MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh) fresh energy among the workers has been instilled which has definitely increased its seat bargaining capacity electorally.

After two and a half decade, Congress in Bihar is going to organize a big rally which will have the presence of its central leadership and Rahul Gandhi.

A couple of months back when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (United) agreed to contest an equal number of Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, since then Congress started raising its stake demanding a 20-20 seat-sharing formula with its grand alliance ally, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

Even Congress working president Kaukab Quadri went ahead- The Congress can never be a B-team in the crucial fight. If the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) comes to power, All India Congress Committee (AICC) chief Rahul Gandhi will be the leader. But as Mahagathbandhan’s numerical strength has risen, the seat-sharing formula will be tedious and an interesting event.