Patna: BJP allies LJP and RLSP leaders on Tuesday refuted media reports that seat sharing has been finalised in the NDA for 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Bihar but there appeared to be growing restlessness on the issue in the BJP-led NDA here.
Lok Janshakti Party state president Pasupati Kumar Paras, who is also minister in the NDA government led by Nitish Kumar, said no such thing has happened till date about seat sharing. “It is only in media that seat sharing has been finalised in NDA in Bihar for 2019 polls,” Paras said. Paras, younger brother of LJP chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, told the media here that seat sharing talks would start only after Chhath, a popular festival in Bihar after Diwali, in mid-November and finalisation might take place in December.
Similarly, senior Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) leader Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha said how can seat sharing be finalised without a meeting and discussion taking place. “No seat sharing has been finalised yet.” (IANS)