NEW DELHI: The Congress Party on Wednesday described the National Democratic Alliances (NDA) a divided and sulking house in Bihar.
“The NDA is totally divided in Bihar. Earlier, it boasted that that they have reached a settlement with their allies over seat sharing, but now, no one seems to be happy,” Congress leader P L Punia told ANI here.
“Whether it is Jitan Ram Manjhi, Upendra Kushwaha or Ram Vilas Paswan, all three are upset in this alliance. The NDA allies are sulking over the number of seats allotted to them,” he added.
Punia also said the number of resignations and the verbal volleys between the NDA allies shows that the alliance in Bihar is on the verge of breaking.
“It seems that they (NDA) have faltered well before the start of the elections,” he added.
Punia further criticised the NDA alliance for not declaring their chief ministerial candidate, saying that they don’t have a face for the Bihar elections, because Prime Minister Narendra Modi is that face.
“Their fate in Bihar elections is sealed. They would be defeated and the Janata Pariwar would form the next government” he added.
The BJP yesterday declared a list of the 43 candidates, who would contest the Bihar polls.Of them, 19 are for the seats going to polls in the first phase, 15 for the second phase and nine for the third phase.
The names were finalised at a meeting of BJP’s Central Election Committee yesterday evening.
The BJP will contest 160 of the 243 seats in Bihar, Paswan's Lok Jan Shakti Party will contest 40, Upendra Kushwaha's RLSP will contest 23 seats while Jitan Ram Manhji's Hindustani Awaam Morcha (HAM) party will contest 20 seats.