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RJD not ready to give more than 8 seats to Congress in Bihar: Sources

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Rashtriya (RJD) is not ready to give more than eight seats to which had already announced its candidates on 11 seats for the ensuing polls, sources said on Sunday.

The two parties in Mahagathbandhan have not yet come to a conclusion over seat sharing in

According to the sources, if RJD gives 11 seats, they will have to give seats to their other allies in Mahagathbandhan in the same ratio. In such a case, RJD will get only 16 seats.

On Saturday, 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," Congress told ANI.

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).

Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) supremo Jitan had asked for five seats from the 'Mahagathbandhan' out for his party.

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: Sun, March 17 2019. 14:02 IST