A day after the Grand Alliance or Mahagatbandhan announced the seat-sharing deal for the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls, BJP president JP Nadda, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and senior party leaders such as Shahnawaz Hussain and Bhupendra Yadav reached party headquarters for the Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting.
Sources claim that the party leaders will discuss the seat-sharing formula with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's JDU and Jitan Ram Manjhi's Hindustani Awam Morcha. Earlier in the day, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) announced that they will not contest the upcoming Bihar polls in alliance with JDU.
At the national level and in the Lok Sabha elections, the LJP shares a strong alliance with the BJP," Khaliq added. The senior LJP leader said the decision was taken after a key meeting of the party leaders and lawmakers on October 4.
In the absence of Ram Vilas Paswan, his son Chirag Paswan was under pressure from the party leaders to go it alone in 143 constituencies. Following this, Chirag had even met BJP President JP Nadda to come to a consensus on seat sharing. However, nothing concrete came out. As of now, Ram Vilas Paswan is recovering at AIIMS after undergoing heart surgery.