Hindustani Avam Morcha (HAM) leader and former chief minister of Bihar, Jitan Ram Manjhi is asking for 20 seats out of 40 members of parliament seats. In Bihar HAM is part of the greater alliance (Mahagathbandhan) that includes Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
Manjhi was addressing the media on Monday, after the party executive committee meeting that concluded on Sunday. Speaking with media former chief minister has that his party members believed that they should fight on at least 20 seats in upcoming general elections and also on 120 seats for upcoming state assembly elections in Bihar.
Manjhi sudden demands have given a jolt to the claim of undivided and united opposition against the BJP.
Congress spokesperson Premchand Mishra doesn’t seem to have any problem with this demand. He said, “It is very normal to boost the confidence of the party workers and such demands are democratic and there is no problem in the alliance.”
Rashtriya Janata Dal spokesperson Mritunjay Tiwari said, “Manjhi statement is being projected in a bad light, all parties expect to contest on maximum seats, all the parties leader, part of the united alliance will sit together and decide over the seat sharing.”
The BJP didn’t miss the opportunity to take a dig on Manjhi’s statement. BJP leader and MLA Nitin Naveen said that Manjhi is the apple of discord and he surely will sink the united alliance boat. As the general election is coming closer such political development is expected to speed up and BJP is likely to launch attack more and more against the united opposition.