Patna । The Grand Alliance announced seat sharing pact in Bihar for upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. According to this pact RJD will contest 20 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats, Congress will be fighting for 9 Seats. For remaining 11 constituencies smaller parties will be in contention.
According to the agreement, the RLSP will put up candidates in 5 seats, HAM and VIP in 3 each and the RJD will give one seat out of its quota to the Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist (CPI-ML)
RJD Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Jha announced the seat sharing formula in the presence of Congress state President Madan Mohan Jha as well as RLSP, HAM and VIP leaders.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is likely to address a rally in Purnea district on March 23. Rahul Gandhi will officially kickstart the ‘grand alliance’ campaign for the Lok Sabha polls.
According to Congress leaders, all leaders of the ‘grand alliance’ will attend Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Purnea, the rally will showcase the face of unity among the allies.
The Purnea parliamentary constituency in Seemanchal region is considered a stronghold of the ‘grand alliance’. Other constituencies in the region are Kishanganj, Araria and Katihar. All three were won by Congress and RJD last time.
In 2014 Purnea seat was won by JD-U which had gone it alone. However, it won only two seats, including Purnea and Nalanda.