Bihar Grand Alliance seat-sharing: The Grand Alliance of opposition parties led by Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD in Bihar has announced the seat-sharing agreement for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. As per the agreement, the RJD will contest on 20 seats, Congress on 9, Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP on 5, Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM 3 and VIP 3. Former Janata Dal – United president will contest on RJD ticket. HAM president and former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi will contest from Gaya Lok Sabha seat.
The seat-sharing agreement was delayed due to Congress party’s demand of 12 seats. However, after several round of hectic parleys in the last few days, the parties agreed on a formula that was acceptable to all. The HAM of former Jitan Ram Manjhi, RLSP of former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha, NCP of Sharad Pawar, Left Parties, Vikassheel Insan Party (VIP) of Mukesh Sahni are the other constituents of the grand alliance.
The NDA has already declared its seat-sharing agreement for the 40 seats. The BJP and JD(U) are contesting 17 seats each while the LJP has been given remaining six seats.