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RJD, Congress finalise seat-sharing arrangement for Bihar bypolls

IANS  |  Patna 

Bihar's opposition RJD and its ally on Thursday announced that they have reached a seat-sharing arrangement for next month's bypolls to one and two assembly constituencies.

Addressing a press conference here, of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav, flanked by state Kaukab Quadri, said that it had been agreed that the (RJD) would contest the and Jehanabad assembly seats and the will contest by-elections on the

The RJD has also announced its candidates for and Jehanabad bypolls - and respectively, although the has not yet finalised its nominee for the seat.

The will finalise the name of its candidate for the seat soon, Quadri said.

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.

The from Jokihat in district, he was the son of Mohammad Taslimuddin, whose death last year led to the seat falling vacant.

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.

Bypolls to the Jehanabad and seats were necessitated following the deaths of the sitting legislators belonging to the RJD and the respectively.

The Nitish Kumar-led is yet to announce any seat-sharing arrangement.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 18:52 IST
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