JDU, BJP aim at big brother role in Bihar with larger seat share for 2019 Lok Sabha elections
As 2019 Lok Sabha elections approaches , NDA partners in Bihar, JDU and BJP have already started pitching for more than 40 seats in the seat sharing formula.
The ruling Janata Dal (United) insists that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar should be the leader of the JD(U)-BJP alliance and it has been the "senior partner" in the state thus indicating that it should get a major share of the seats.
While the JDU played all alone in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and won just two seats, it registered an impressive presence in the assembly elections held a year later as a partner of the RJD and the Congress in the ‘mahagathbandhan’ — which it quit last year to join hands with the BJP.
In the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, when the two fought together, the JD(U) had won 22 out of 25 seats it had contested while the BJP won 12 out of 15.
Seat-sharing is not a big issue when our hearts have united. When the time comes, all of us will sit together and decide, the BJP leader, who was in the national capital to attend a meeting of state environment ministers, said.
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