Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

BJP will present seat-sharing proposal in 3-4 weeks: Nitish

ANI | Updated: Jul 16, 2018 23:22 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 16 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to put forth a proposition on seat-sharing in the next three to four weeks.
"I had a formal meeting with BJP President Amit Shah. As BJP-JD(U) have a coalition govt in Bihar we had some separate discussions too. As far as Lok Sabha elections are concerned, they will put forth an offer in 3-4 weeks," he said.
Earlier in the week, Shah met Kumar for a breakfast meeting during his day-long visit to the state.
The meeting came in the backdrop of alleged differences between the two parties.
It is expected that both the leaders will arrive at a mutual understanding on seat-sharing for the upcoming 2019 general elections shortly.
"This is just a courtesy meeting between all. The discussion on seat sharing might take place. Everything is fine between both the parties. There is nothing wrong between the leaders," BJP Member of Parliament (MP), CP Thakur, told ANI, post the meeting.
Reports of an alleged rift between the JD (U) and BJP emerged over seat-sharing for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The JD (U) has demanded that the results of the 2015 Bihar Assembly polls be considered while deciding how many seats each of the four National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties in the state will get to contest in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. (ANI)