BIHAR: The central part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be meeting today to settle out the seat sharing issues for the national Democratic Alliance ahead of the Bihar elections. An announcement is expected to made on the same on Monday at 1PM.
Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi who is meeting BJP President Amit Shah in Delhi today sounded confident ahead of talks with the saffron party Chief. “There is no confusion, everything is sorted. We may make an announcement today,” he said.
Manjhi is believed to have clinched a seat sharing agreement for the polls with a HAM (S) leader claiming that the BJP has agreed to allocate around 20 seats to it.
Even as there is no official confirmation on this regarding BJP, a party leader said, “All is well and a positive outcome is expected.”
In order to be considered as a big regional player, Manjhi believes that the party must contest at least 10% of the total number of the assembly seats.
According to the sources, BJP President Amit Shah cancelled his Mysore visit on Sunday to oversee the negotiations.
On the other hand, the Central Election Committee is expected to meet on Tuesday and take a call on its candidates for the elections.
First Published | 14 September 2015 1:04 PM