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BJP won't get majority in 2019, would lose 100 seats in 3 states: Tejashwi

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and former Deputy Chief on Saturday said that the BJP would not get a majority to return to power in the 2019 elections as it would lose around 100 out of the 134 parliamentary seats in Bihar, and

"Today the BJP has over 115 seats in Jharkhand, and But in 2019 the BJP would lose around 100 seats in these states due to the kind of alliances that are coming up," he said at Today "Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2018".

"There is no doubt in that the BJP won't get majority and they are going to lose," the Rashtriya (RJD) said.

He said that in due to the alliance between the and the Samajwadi Party, the Chief (Yogi Adityanath) lost his seat of Gorakhpur in the by-polls early this year.

"The kind of situation that is there in and the kind of alliance that is coming up in Jharkhand, the BJP would face losses in these states," he said.

There are 80 seats from UP, 40 from Bihar and 14 from The BJP had won 73 seats from UP in the 2014 along with its alliance partner

When asked if in such a case there would be three Prime Ministerial candidates from the opposition, Yadav questioned, "Did any of the leaders in the opposition claim to be the Prime Ministerial candidate?"

He then said whichever party would be the single largest party would obviously stake claim to and the other parties would support it.

The former Deputy Chief also called Bihar as "cheat" minister.

"In 2019 won't win anything. Today also he is a through the back door as he broke the grand alliance that was forged in the state ahead of the 2015 assembly polls. And look today who is in power in Bihar, it is BJP," he said.

had broken the party's alliance with the and the in the state in July last year and went back to its old ally (BJP) in the state.

Highlighting the deteriorating law and order condition in the state, the said, "Look at the condition of law and order in Bihar. When minors were raped, the remained quiet because his party leaders were involved in that. And then I have to come to to protest against the rapes. And till today nothing happened in the case. Even the CBI and the ED, who are after us did nothing in the case," he claimed.

He was referring to the rape of minor girls in a government shelter home in Muzaffarpur in Bihar.

Referring to the (CBI) and (ED) action against his family members, Yadav said, "They claim when I was a teenager and not even having a moustache, I was doing a conspiracy in the How is it possible? I was in school and I was playing

"What is this? Where is the country going?" he questioned.

"My entire family is being investigated. But why action only against only one family? To pressure us they are doing their best," he alleged.

"But no investigation against Jay Shah, why because he is the son of Amit Shah," he added.



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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 18:16 IST