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Addressing a press conference here, Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav, flanked by state Congress President Kaukab Quadri, said that it had been agreed that the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) would contest the Araria Lok Sabha and Jehanabad assembly seats and the Congress will contest by-elections on the Bhabua Assembly.
The RJD has also announced its candidates for Araria and Jehanabad bypolls - Sarfaraz Alam and Suday Yadav respectively, although the Congress has not yet finalised its nominee for the Bhabua assembly seat.
Alam, who was a sitting lawmaker of the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U), had last week resigned from the party and the assembly to join the RJD.
Araria has been a stronghold of Alam's father, Taslimuddin, for over three decades and this will give him an opportunity to lay his claim to his father's legacy.
The Nitish Kumar-led government is yet to announce any seat-sharing arrangement.
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