With 40 Lok Sabha seats up for grabs in Bihar, the NDA has finalised its seat sharing arrangement in the state. According to the deal BJP will contest 17 seats . Nitish Kumar’s JD( U), 17 seats and Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP will fight in 6 seats.
The deal according to media reports is bound to upset some leaders as reports suggest that as many as five sitting BJP MPs in Bihar, where it had won 22 seats in the last Lok Sabha polls, may not get a chance to seek re-election from their respective constituencies.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), which returned to the NDA less than two years ago, has succeeded in securing for itself both its seats of Nalanda and Purnea, besides getting five which were represented by the BJP in the outgoing Lok Sabha and another held by Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP.
The JD(U) has in- fact make BJP play second fiddle as it has bagged most of the Muslim-dominated seats in the Seemanchal region along the state’s border with West Bengal Kishanganj, Katihar, Madhepura and Purnea – have gone to the JD(U), which has some following among the minorities.