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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to Contest 20 Seats in 2019 Polls in Bihar

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to Contest 20 Seats in 2019 Polls in Bihar

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 Aug 2018 7:52 AM GMT

Patna: Seat-sharing formula for the 2019 general elections has been finalised by the NDA constituents in Bihar, with the BJP getting the lion’s share of 20 out of the 40 Lok Sabha seats and the rest going to its allies including the JD-U, LJP and the RLSP, party leaders said on Thursday. Although a formal announcement in this regard is yet to be made, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said: “BJP would contest 20 seats, JD-U 12, LJP five, RLSP two and a splinter group of RLSP one seat.”

In view of its better-than-expected performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, the BJP was keen to contest from the larger number of seats than its allies this time around. In the last Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had contested from 30 seats in Bihar and won 22, while its allies Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) won six seats and the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) bagged three. (IANS)

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