The survey shows the grand secular alliance – with just 70 seats – getting 42.5 percent of votes. This process is getting murkier as it is mired with ego clashes of the leaders who are constantly probing at other’s share rather than looking at their own kitty.
Paswan had earlier said his party was not upset with the 40 seats allocated to them, but slightly shocked and taken aback, as it was not the number of seats that was promised to them.
According to sources, RLSP has objected the announcement of candidates on about five seats which it wanted for itself.
“What BJP did was against the coalition dharma”.
Prince Raj, the son of LJP chief’s brother and Lok Sabha MP Ram Chandra Paswan, makes his debut from another reserved constituencey Kalyanpur. Now, the revolt comes from his son-in-law, Anil Kumar Sadhu.
Shah appealed the Bihar electorate to give NDA one chance and said that the elections would be another step towards “Congress-Mukt Bharat”.
“Yadav said he and other members of HAM were of the opinion that Manjhi would stand his ground and would not accept less than 50 seats in the understanding with NDA for the coming Bihar assembly polls”. “That’s not fair in a coalition”.
After RLSP leaders raised their concerns, the BJP leaders held a series of meetings to sort out the issue.
The BJP on its part has decided not to walk extra mile to make a conciliatory remark.
Two days after BJP thrashed out a seat-sharing agreement with its allies, seat-selection continues to be a thorny issue even as the filing of nomination papers for the first phase began on Wednesday. “We were shocked. There is no smoke without fire”, Chirag had said. The party was upset as the BJP announced a candidate for the Karakat assembly constituency, through Kushwaha represents it in parliament.
Sources say Mr Sadhu is angry with Mr Paswan for handing all powers to his son.
Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s party Hindustani Awam Morcha has been allotted telephone as its poll symbol by the Election Commission. Manjhi, however, had managed to engineer split in the JD(U) when he was forced to exit from the post of chief minister and used certain legal provisions to ensure 15 MLAs on his side don’t face disqualification.