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NDA leaders of Bihar likely to announce seat-sharing for LS polls

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The Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders of are likely to announce the seat-sharing in for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections on Sunday.

The announcement will be made during a press conference at the (United) office in later today.

JD (U) Bashishtha Narayan Singh, (LJP) and are expected to be present at the presser.

Rai told ANI, "All is well in NDA. We will win all 40 seats in Bihar. I do not want to comment on Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance)."

According to sources, the BJP is likely to contest on Patliputra, Sahib, Arrah, East Champaran, West Champaran, Sheohar, Madhubani, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Maharajganj, Saran, Buxar, Sasaram, Begusarai, Araria, Aurangabad and Ujiyarpur parliamentary constituencies.

The JD (U), on the other hand, will test their fate while contesting from Purnia, Madhepura, Supaul, Kishanganj, Katihar, Siwan, Balmiki Nagar, Jhanjharpur, Sitamarhi, Gaya, Gopalganj, Munger, Banka, Bhagalpur, Nalanda , Karakat and Jahanabad Lok Sabha seats.

Sources added that the LJP will fight on six seats - Hajipur, Vaishali, Samastipur, Jamui, Nawada and Khagadia.

The formula of seat-sharing was announced a few months ago in by BJP Amit Shah, JD(U) president Nitish Kumar, and LJP founder

According to the NDA seat-sharing formula, the BJP and the JD(U) will contest 17 seats each, while the remaining six would be fought by the LJP.

Bihar will see polling in seven phases. The dates of polling in Bihar are April 11, 18, 23, 29 and May 6, 12 and 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Rashtriya (RJD) won only four seats and the won two. The JD-U, which contested separately, won two seats.

The BJP-led NDA won 31 seats, with the former's tally being 22.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 12:32 IST