With BJP’s Bihar in-charge Devendra Fadnavis back in Patna, the announcement on NDA seat-sharing formula for the Bihar Assembly election 2020 is likely to be made today.
Bihar BJP election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis, BJP Bihar in-charge Bhupender Yadav, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, state president Sanjay Jaiswal and deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi during an election committee meeting, in Patna, October 1. (PTI)
After hectic parleys, the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to officially announce a seat-sharing formula for the Bihar Assembly election reached between the two key constituent parties Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal-United (JDU).
Senior BJP leaders, including Bihar BJP election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis, general secretary and BJP Bihar in-charge Bhupendra Yadav, state president Sanjay Jaiswal and Sushil Modi returned to Patna on Monday evening after days of hectic deliberations with the BJP high command.
Though the last date of filing nomination for the first phase of Bihar Assembly election is November 8, the NDA has still not come out with its seat-sharing agreement, which has triggered speculations whether all is well among the alliance partners.
According to sources, the BJP and Janata Dal-United have agreed to fight an equal number of seats in the upcoming elections under 50:50 formula.
While JDU will be contesting elections on 122 seats, the BJP on 121, sources have told India Today. Jitan Ram Manjhi, who is part of the NDA, has been given seven tickets from Janata Dal-United quota.
Manjhi will be contesting Bihar Assembly election from Imamganj assembly constituency while his son-in-law Devendra Manjhi has received a ticket from Makhdumpur.
Meanwhile, Vikas Sheel Insan party chief Mukesh Saini on Monday met senior BJP leaders in Delhi and is believed to have been adjusted in NDA. He is likely to get five seats from the BJP quota.
Mukesh Sahni had quit Mahagathbandhan last week on the issue of differences over seat-sharing with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
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