Lok Janshakti Party is all set to contest on six LS seats in Bihar

Shah said that they have agreed to contest under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He expressed confidence that the National Democratic Alliance would win more seats in Bihar in 2019 than it did in 2014.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 23 Dec 2018 8:52 AM GMT

Lok Janshakti Party is all set to contest on six LS seats in Bihar
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Patna: In the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 in Bihar, under a seat-sharing formula, hte Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is all set to contest six seats while the BJP and the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will contest 17 seats each.

The announcement was made by the Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah announced on Sunday. The BJP and the JD-U also agreed to give a Rajya Sabha seat to LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan.

"The BJP and the JD-U will contest 17 seats each while the LJP will contest six seats in Bihar in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections," Shah said after an hour-long meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Paswan.

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Shah said that they have agreed to contest under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He expressed confidence that the National Democratic Alliance would win more seats in Bihar in 2019 than it did in 2014.

Of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state, the BJP had won 22 out of 30 it contested while the LJP won six out of seven it contested.

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Upendra Kushwaha-led Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), now a constituent of the United Progressive Alliance, had won all three seats it contested as part of the NDA alliance then.

The JD-U had bagged only two seats.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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