Seat sharing with the BJP for the Assembly elections in Bihar has been finalised with the saffron party to contest 102 of the 243 seats and the JD(U) 141, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Thursday while dismissing reports of differences between the two allies.
“We are very old allies ... all old arrangements on campaigning, seat-sharing or any other issue will continue,” the Chief Minister said.
On reported differences between the JD(U) and BJP over the seat-sharing, Mr. Kumar said “there is nothing like that.”
Stating that senior BJP leader L.K. Advani will campaign in the State, Mr. Kumar said he had held a meeting with his deputy S.K. Modi and Health Minister N.K. Yadav, both from the BJP, on leaders of the two parties campaigning in most constituencies.
The Digha assembly seat was now with the JD(U).
Mr. Kumar, who would start his ‘Janadesh Yatra’ to seek a fresh mandate for another term, said “I have plans to cover most of the constituencies during the first five phases of elections.”