Grand Alliance in Bihar; RJD to contest 20 seats, Congress 9

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The opposition Grand alliance in Bihar on Friday announced the seat-sharing formula under which Lalu Yadav’s RJD will contest 20 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats and the Congress on 9 while the smaller parties in the remaining constituencies.

RJD Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Jha announced the seat-sharing deal in Bihar between the Congress and the RJD at the press conference.

According to the agreement, Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) will put up candidates in 5 seats.

Former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM) and Mukesh Sahni’s Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) in 3 each.

Besides Jha, Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) president Madan Mohan Jha, as well as RLSP, HAM and VIP leaders, were also present at the press conference.