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LS Polls: Congress to fight 11 seats in Bihar

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A month after declaring an alliance with Rashtriya (RJD), on Friday said it will field 11 candidates in for the ensuing elections, where 40 parliamentary seats are at stake.

"The decision was taken at a meeting of Election Committee. There is no meaning of sending names of more than 11 candidates as we were offered only 11 seats. will take a final call on the names of candidates and soon he will declare the names," told ANI after the meeting.

The grand alliance formed by the Opposition in includes the Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD), Congress, (RLSP), Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), Lok Jantrantrik Dal (LJD) and (VIP).

Earlier, the Congress had put forward a demand of 12 seats, including a seat for senior and former Union who recently returned to the party after leaving NCP. The RJD is adamant in contesting at least 20 seats. On March 13, RJD had claimed that there is no confusion among the leaders of Mahagathbandhan regarding "seat-sharing".

Congress leader on Friday said that the Bihar 'Mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) candidate list will be announced on March 17 and her husband is likely to be a part of it.

Addressing media persons, Ranjan said, "Mahagathbandhan in Bihar will announce its list of candidates on March 17. I think will become a part of the gathbandhan."

is currently the leader of Jan Adhikar Party-Loktantrik (JAP-L) and had defeated in 2014 elections from Madhepura constituency.

There are 40 seats in Bihar. Bihar will go to polls in all the seven phases on April 11, 18, 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. The results would be announced on May 23.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 06:44 IST