The BJP-led NDA constituents in Bihar — BJP, JD(U) and LJP — today finalised their constituency-wise seat sharing for 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state. This was announced by leaders of three parties at a joint press conference athe the JD(U) office in Patna. While, the BJP and the JD(U) will contest 17 seats each, the LJP in six. An agreement on the seat-sharing had already been reached between the three parties.
The seats to be contested by BJP are : Paschim Champaran (Bettiah), Purvi Champaran (Motihari), Muzaffarpur, Saran, Maharjaganj, Sheohar, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Ujiarpur, Begusarai, Patna Sahib, Patliputra, Ara, Buxar, Sasaram, Aurangabad and Araria.
The JD(U) will field candidates from Valmikinagar, Siwan, Gopalganj, Jehanbad, Gaya, Karakat, Madhepura, Supaul, Jhanjharpur, Sitamarhi, Purnea, Kishanganj, Banka, Bhagalpur, Munger, Nalanda and Katihar.
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP will contesting the Lok Sabha seats of Hajipur, Samastipur, Jamui, Nawada, Khagaria and Vaishali. As per this deal, the BJP has vacated Valmikinagar, Jhanjharpur, Siwan and Gaya constituencies for the JD(U), and Nawada for LJP.
The joint NDA press conference was addressed by Bihar BJP chief Nityanand Rai, state JD(U) chief Bashistha Narayan Singh and LJP chief and state minister Pashupati Kumar Paras.