Bihar Election 2020: JP Nadda to meet top BJP leaders to discuss seat-sharing after LJP walks out

Bihar Election 2020: BJP chief JP Nadda will meet top leaders from the party to deliberate over the Bihar polls and finalise the party’s candidates.

BJP chief JP Nadda (Photo: PTI)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda will meet top leaders from the party to discuss Bihar election strategy and seat-sharing a day after the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) walked out of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar ahead of the Assembly polls. The top BJP leaders will meet at the residence of JP Nadda.

Sources have told India Today TV that the meeting has been called to discuss seat-sharing, strategy and the exit of the Lok Janshakti Party from the alliance in Bihar.

Election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis, Bihar in-charge Bhupendra Yadav, MoS MHA Nityanand Rai, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, MP Sanjay Jaiswal, and state Health Minister Mangal Pandey will be present in the meeting.

The BJP central election committee met in New Delhi on Sunday evening to deliberate over the Bihar assembly polls and finalise the party’s candidates.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh, party president JP Nadda and other members of the CEC attended the meeting.

The NDA is yet to announce the seat-sharing arrangement among its partners.

With the LJP no longer in their alliance, the BJP and the JD(U) are likely to divide the total seats at stake almost equally between them after leaving a few to former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM).

The Bihar assembly polls will be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7, and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.

The nomination process for the first phase, under which 71 of the total 243 seats will go to polls, began from October 1 and will end on October 8.



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