JD(U) to contest on 115 seats in upcoming Assembly elections:Nitish Kumar
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said that his party Janata Dal (United) will contest Bihar Assembly Elections 2020 from 115 seats. Addressing a press conference, Nitish Kumar said that as part of the seat-sharing formula reached by the National Democratic Alliance partners, the JD(U) has been given 122 seats, out of which it will give seven seats to Jitan Ram Manjhi's Hindustani Awam Morcha.
The BJP has been allotted 122 seats. From its quota, the BJP will allot a few seats to the Vikassheel Insaan Party, the Bihar CM said.
Talking to media, Nitish Kumar took a dig at Congress and the RJD, claiming that up until 15 years ago, the state was riddled with riots. "There was no development. The university teachers were not even getting their salaries... but, now, we are asking for votes based on the work we have done," Nitish Kumar said.
Nitish Kumar asserted that there was no confusion between the NDA partners JD(U) and the BJP over seat allocation. "A decision has been made over who will contest from where. No one in BJP or JD(U) has any confusion about anything," Nitish Kumar said.
Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal backed Nitish Kumar's claim for solidarity within the NDA, "We, JD(U)-BJP, are working together and will work together in future also. I once again reiterate that Nitish Kumar is the NDA leader in Bihar," Sanjay Jaiswal said