Nitish Kumar meets Amit Shah to discuss the seat-sharing formula for Upcoming General elections
Updated:  Sep 19, 2018, 10:10 AM
JD(U) chief and also the Bihar's Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met with BJP president Amit Shah. He was meeting him for the second time in three months to discuss the seat-sharing formula for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Both had met in Patna earlier this year in July. Janata Dal (United) principal national spokesperson KC Tyagi confirmed Wednesday’s meeting. Tyagi said, “The meeting went off well. We are satisfied with the talks”. He repeatedly said that both BJP and JD(U) would contest the polls together.
“Honourable pact with the BJP has almost been reached and an official announcement will be made soon,” Nitish said while addressing a meeting of the JD(U) state executive on Sunday.
The JD(U) is keen to get an early resolution of seat sharing exercise and had set a deadline of four weeks for receiving a formal proposal from the BJP, which expired in the first week of September. The seat-sharing of 40 seats in the state has been a controversial issue for both the parties. In the 2014 elections, the BJP won 22 and the JD(U) had won two seats.
The JD(U) has been demanding a ‘larger share’ of seats for 2019. Nitish Kumar had taken feedback from senior leaders on so that the party could negotiate for specific constituencies.
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