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Congress wants seats equal to RJD for LS polls

IANS  |  Patna 

Differences over seat sharing in the cropped up on Wednesday with leaders saying the party will contest equal number of seats vis-a-vis the Rashtriya (RJD) in the next elections.

"The wants to contest seats equal to the RJD, no less," Sharma said here on Wednesday.

Sharma said the Congress doesn't want more seats than the RJD, but no less either. "We have informed the party high command about this," he said.

Another Congress legislator, Ramdeo Rai, also said the Congress will contest as an equal partner and on the front foot.

Two days ago, another Grand Alliance ally, the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), too demanded respectable number of seats. and former made it clear that the HAM should not be given less seats than the (RLSP).

"The RJD and the Congress are busy bargaining with each other over seats, but they cannot ignore the HAM and the RLSP," a said.

had said his party will contest 20-22 of the 40 seats in and leave the rest for allies.

The Congress leaders then staked claim to 12-15 seats, followed by the RLSP (5-6), the HAM (3) and the fledgling (one).

In the 2014 elections, the RJD won four seats and the Congress two. The JD-U, which contested separately, won two seats. The BJP-led NDA won 31 seats, with the BJP's tally being 22. One seat went to the



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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 22:34 IST