Patna, July 16: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday he is awaiting the BJP’s proposal on seat-sharing for next year’s Lok Sabha polls and expects the process to be finalized soon.
“I will talk with BJP leaders on seat sharing. A proposal on this matter will come from the BJP in three to four weeks,” he told media here.
Nitish Kumar, who is also President of the ruling Janata Dal-United, also said that “seat sharing will be settled soon”.
In a reference to his last week’s meeting with Bharatiya Janata President Amit Shah here, he said it was a good meeting. “We discussed many things including next Lok Sabha polls.”
Amit Shah met JD-U chief Nitish Kumar at breakfast and at dinner on last Thursday, where both reportedly discussed seat sharing between NDA allies in the state for the 2019 general elections. Shah then told his party leaders and workers that BJP-led NDA’s alliance with Nitish Kumar will not break and will continue.
Earlier, the JD-U National Executive meeting in New Delhi, chaired by Kumar had decided that it would like to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with its coalition partner BJP. (IANS)