Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the contentious issue of seat-sharing between the two NDA allies — the Janata Dal (United) and the Bharatiya Janata Party — would be finalised within a day or two.

“Both the parties are busy with homework for the elections and the formal meeting is likely to take place in a day or two to finalise the seat-sharing in the wake of delimitation of the constituencies,” Mr. Kumar told reporters.

He said there was not much of problem between the two partners on the issue.

When approached, senior BJP leader and deputy Chief Minister S.K. Modi too expressed a similar view and said, “We will hold the formal meeting with the JD(U) leaders in a day or two on the issue.”

He hoped that his party would be able to declare names of most of its candidates before September 27, when filing of nominations will begin for the first phase poll in Bihar.