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NDA seat-sharing in Bihar: BJP and JD(U) to contest 17 seats, Paswan’s party gets six

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NDA seat-sharing in Bihar: BJP and JD(U) to contest 17 seats, Paswan’s party gets six
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New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shan on Sunday announced that his party and the Janata Dal( United) would share 34 out of 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, leaving six for the Lok Janshakti Party in the 2019 polls.

The Lok Janshakti Party will get Rajya Sabha seat and the party president and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan will be the likely candidate.

Bihar chief minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan and his Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan attended Shah’s press conference.

“We will win more seats in Bihar in the 2019 elections than we had won in 2014,” Shah said.

The announcement came in the wake of Lok Janshakti Party’s demand for more seats, while setting a deadline of December 31 for the BJP to decide on the seat-sharing deal.

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