Amit Shah and Nitish Kumar
Amit Shah and Nitish Kumar

BJP, JD(U) to fight Lok Sabha polls on equal seats in Bihar: Amit Shah

ANI | Updated: Oct 26, 2018 21:27 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 26 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday announced that the BJP and the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) would contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections on equal number of seats in Bihar. The decision was taken following a discussion with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Shah also divulged that a respectable share of seats would be given to other allies as well. "It has been decided that BJP and JD(U) will fight on equal number of seats for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in Bihar. Other allies will also get a respectable seat share. Numbers will be announced in a few days," Shah said.
Giving out more information, he said that Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan would continue to remain with the BJP.
"Upendra Kushwaha and Ram Vilas Paswan will remain with us. When a new ally has joined us, there will be a reduction in seat share for everyone," Shah said. JD(U) was not an ally of BJP in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. It joined BJP in 2017 after severing its ties with Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance). (ANI)