BIHAR: Hindustani Avam Morcha chief, Jitan Ram Manjhi met BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday evening holding seat-sharing talk in which he demanded more seats for his party.
Manjhi, who served the tenure of nine months, from May 2014 to February 2015, as Bihar Chief Minister was offered 15 seats by BJP.
Dissatisfied with the total number of seats, he demanded a few more to which Amit Shah reacted positively with one condition attached to it that the candidates for these seat would contest under the BJP’s symbol of lotus.
Manjhi rejected the offer stating that he wants his candidates to contest on the symbol of Hindustani Avam Morcha (AVM), which is a telephone.
Afetr a meeting of Amit Shah and Bihar BJP leaders including, Ashwini Chaubey, C P Thakur, Sushil Kumar Modi and Nand Kishore Yadav, it was decided that they would hold few more meetings with Manjhi with regard to the same.
The Bihar leaders, in the meeting, warned Shah that Manjhi was demanding more than his power and so, the decision has to be taken very wisely.
Bihar elections will be held in five phases on October 12, 15, 28, November 1 and, 5. Counting of votes will be done on November 8.
First Published | 12 September 2015 9:57 PM