- Tag results for seat sharing
Even as RJD and Congress, the two largest parties in GA, are yet to resolve how many seats they would contest each, the smaller parties have started sending warning signals to them.
The proposal is unacceptable to BJP as it holds 122 seats and enjoys support from 16 other MLAs in the current assembly.
Several BJP ministers in the state have stated earlier that an alliance with the Sena, which has often been critical of the BJP-led government, is needed to keep anti-Hindutva forces at bay.
The grand alliance parties had expected that Lalu, presently lodged in a Ranchi jail, would get bail and finalise the seat-sharing pact in a meeting of the alliance partners in Patna.
The Congress has barely spoken of it but JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda wants seat-sharing between coalition partners to be finalised by the end of January.
While RJD, the main party in the Grand Alliance, is keen to retain its leading position and contest on half of Bihar’s 40 LS seats, Congress, is the second major constituent in the alliance.
Shah made the announcement here in the presence of JD (U) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Lok Janshakti Party chief and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
Jaitley was tasked to talk to the LJP leaders to end the deadlock in seat adjustment talks among NDA constituents for 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar.
The RLSP chief is at loggerheads with Nitish Kumar over the Bihar chief minister's recent remarks against him.
Patancheru constituency is near Hyderabad and has been developed industrially and so, the Congress and TDP are competing for the ticket.
In spite of facing pressure from its grand alliance allies TDP, CPI and TJS, the Congress almost sure to contest from at least 95 seats in the upcoming elections.
In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the NCP had contested on 22 seats while the Congress fought on the remaining 26 seats.
As per the 20-20 formula, BJP would contest 20 of Bihar’s 40 Lok Sabha seats while the rest would be divided between the three allies– JD(U), LJP and RLSP.
'Mayawati is expecting respect from those, who had shown scant respect to her in the past. This shows how nervous she is and that her voter base has eroded,' UP BJP co-ordinator Tripathi said.
The talks between Congress and Telangana TDP will commence soon on seat sharing for the forthcoming Assembly elections.