Bihar polls twist: LJP won’t contest in alliance with BJP-JDU over seat tussle
Updated on Oct 04, 2020 09:07 PM IST
In a twist weeks ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections, the Lok Janshakti Party decided to contest the polls alone, instead of being part of the National Democratic Alliance. The announcement was made after a meeting chaired by LJP chief Chirag Paswan. On the same day, Bharatiya Janata Party chief JP Nadda met party leaders from Bihar. To specify that the LJP has a grouse with the Janata Dal (United), and not the BJP, the LJP parliamentary board asked legislators to strengthen PM Modi. LJP's Ram Vilas Paswan is currently Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister in the Union Cabinet. LJP had been demanding 42 seats to contest as a part of the NDA coalition. The party is likely to field candidates on 143 of the 243 total seats now. Bihar votes on October 28, November 3 and 7, and results will be declared on November 10. Watch the full video for more.