JD(U) Plays Hardball, Says Won’t Offer BJP More Than 22 Seats From Bihar in 2019

Days before BJP boss Amit Shah was planned to meet Bihar boss priest Nitish Kumar, the Janata Dal (United) made it obvious that it was not willing to give BJP in excess of 22 seats for one year from now’s Lok Sabha decisions.

Senior JD(U) pioneer KC Tyagi revealed to News18 that his gathering would challenge the decision as the senior sibling. The attestation comes multi day before the gathering’s immensely imperative official meet where it will draw the methodology for the seat sharing for the general decisions.

Another JD(U) pioneer, Shyam Rajak, additionally said that Nitish would challenge the decision as the fundamental face of the organization together in Bihar. “The JD(U) is the huge sibling in Bihar and Nitish Kumar’s work is likewise enormous. In the event that the BJP spreads expression of his great work, it will yield a decent outcome for the gathering,” he said.

This developing posing comes in the midst of the developing unease between the two gatherings on administration issues and additionally survey methodology.

The BJP had as of late indicated that it would not give Nitish Kumar’s gathering in excess of nine seats out of the 40 on offer in the state, far less than the 15 that JD(U) considers “sufficient portrayal”.

Be that as it may, for JD(U) and Nitish Kumar this would be viewed as lost face. Sources in the gathering said that the seats that the BJP is prepared to offer are those that have a solid nearness of Yadav and Muslims.

Notwithstanding when the BJP won abundantly in 2014, a substantial number of these seats were sacked by the resistance, so the odds of JD(U) winning in 2019 would be thin, a senior gathering pioneer said.

Prior as well, the JD(U) had flagged that it needs the consequences of the 2015 Assembly decisions to be the benchmark for the division of seats between the four NDA partners and not the 2014 LS race.

In the Assembly decision, the JD(U) had won 71 of the 243 seats, while the BJP had developed successful in 53 seats and the LJP and RLSP in two each. The JD(U) was then a partner of the RJD and the Congress, before it dumped them a year ago to rejoin the NDA.

In the 2014 surveys, the BJP had won 22 seats with the LJP and the RLSP winning six and three seats separately.

At the point when the JD(U) was a BJP partner till 2013, it was the undisputed senior coalition accomplice in the state and would challenge more number of Lok Sabha and in addition Assembly situates. In Lok Sabha surveys, the JD(U) would handle hopefuls in 25 seats and the BJP 15.

Nonetheless, the BJP’s range in 2014 has changed the condition and the passage of more gatherings into the NDA implies old conditions are not any more applicable.

Formal talks over a seat-sharing recipe among the NDA constituents are yet to start and JD(U) pioneers need it to be settled rapidly to guarantee that discussion of the break is checked from developing in any way. Amit Shah is relied upon to resolve the distinctions with Nitish at the gathering over tea on July 12, sources said.

In any case, Nitish’s telephone call to Lalu Prasad Yadav a week ago has likewise offered ascend to theory that he is investigating all choices, including an arrival to the Grand Alliance crease, a recommendation that was immediately repelled by Lalu’s child Tejashwi Yadav.

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