Rubbishing reports of the discontentment with Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi getting more weight in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Lok Janashakti Party leader Chirag Paswan said that there is no gap over any issue.
“Yes, we were definitely shocked with the development that took place on Monday and whatever the formula that was agreed on we were told about the seat sharing that we would expect. We were taken aback by the numbers that were finally announced,” Paswan said.
Also, Paswan dismissing the reports of breaking out of the alliance said, “We have adjusted to the numbers given to us. Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha and Manjhi are very close allies, they are like family to us.”
According to the reports, Pawans were not happy with the fact that they were ensured of getting 41-42 seats but their quota of seats went to Manjhi and have been given 40 seats instead.
After a long discussion, party President Amit Shah has on Monday declared that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest polls for 160 seats, while the allies have been offered 83 seats.
The agreement confirms that LJP will be fighting on 40 seats, while Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) will be fighting on 23 seats and Jitan Ram Manjhi’s party Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) will be contesting on 20 seats.
However, the saffron party Chief also stressed on the fact that HAM of Manjhi will fight for some more seats of the BJP also.
First Published | 15 September 2015 1:06 PM