Bihar Elections: Under 50-50 Formula, JDU To Contest 122 Seats While BJP Will Contest 121 Seats

The seat-sharing pact was declared only after the LJP leader Chirag Paswan decided that the party would fight the elections on its own.

Neel Raju Nalawade

October 7, 2020

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The most awaited Bihar assembly elections will take place on October 28, November 3 and November 7 and the vote-counting will happen on November 10. According to the latest news reports, the distribution of seats has been finalised. A 50-50 formula has been applied wherein the Janata Dal (United) will contest 122 seats and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will contest 121 seats in the 243-member assembly. The announcement of this distribution was already made however, the final decision was kept on hold. The seat-sharing pact was declared only after the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan said on Sunday, October 4 that the party would fight the elections on its own as it didn’t want to do so under Nitish Kumar.

Sources also stated that JD (U) will allot seven seats to Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha while the BJP will allot a maximum of nine seats and a minimum of seven to Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP).

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