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BJP clinches a seat-sharing pact with its allies for the Bihar assembly polls

BJP DealBJP president Amit Shah on Monday said that the party has clinched a seat-sharing pact with its allies for the Bihar assembly polls.

Addressing a press conference in Delhi, where alliance partners were also present, Amit Shah announced that the BJP would contest on 160 seats in the state polls.

LJP would fight on 40, RSLP on 23 and former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM will contest on 20 seats, Amit Shah said.

Amit Shah claimed that the BJP-led alliance will win two-thirds of seats in the assembly polls.

“The alliance under Nitish Kumar is promising corruption free Bihar when they are responsible for corruption, jungle raj. The statistics of development that Nitish is giving is from the time when BJP was with him. Ever since the BJP has exited the Bihar government, the state has seen jungle rule,” the BJP president said.

“PM has announced a special package for Bihar but the Bihar CM did not even thank PM for this,” Amit Shah said.

“PM Narendra Modi will campaign for all four parties,” Shah said.
Before announcing seat-sharing deal, Amit Shah held parleys with the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi, who was reported to be extremely upset with the seat-sharing allotment, on Monday morning.

The BJP president Amit Shah had earlier held discussions with Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) supremo Ram Vilas Paswan and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha to iron out differences over some seats.

Polls to the 243-member Bihar assembly will be held in five phases starting on October 12 and ending on November 5.

Counting of votes will take place on November 8.

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