Unhappy LJP Could Exit NDA, Fight Election On Its Own
Decision likely to be taken in couple of days.
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is reportedly unhappy with the seat offer made by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the upcoming Bihar Assembly Elections. It is being said that the party high command is deliberating whether to accept the seat-sharing offer or fight on 143 seats on its own. A decision on the matter is likely to be taken in the next couple of days, with the nominations for the first phase of three phase-polls set to begin on October 1.
If the LJP ends up exiting the NDA alliance, it will make it the third big regional party to get out of the union over differences. Last year, it was the Shiv Sena that had a tiff with the BJP in Maharashtra over cabinet portfolios and eventually sided with Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) to form the Government. And only a few days ago, it was the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) that saw itself out of the NDA alliance over differences on the farm bills.
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