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Katihar LS seat not "jagir" of Tariq Anwar, says NCP

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

NCP D P Saturday said seat in is not the "jagir" (fiefdom) of Tariq Anwar, who had won from that constituency on NCP ticket but joined the last year.

The Party (NCP) has only one Lok Sabha seat in - - and a seat belongs to a party and not any individual, told reporters here.

"Only one seat is with us (in Bihar). Both the parties will decide on it. But the has to decide whether or not it wants to grab our seat. I say this with a strong feeling that NCP's seat is not Tariq Anwar's jagir," he said.

Anwar, on his part, left the decision on

"The party will decide," he said when asked from where he would contest in

In Bihar, is a constituent of the Grand Alliance along with the RJD and other parties like the RLSP and HAM(S) and the NCP is not a part of it.

The "mahagatbandhan" is scheduled to announce its seat sharing on Monday.

A former of Congress' Bihar unit, Anwar formed the NCP in the 1990s along with Pawar and the late P A Sangma, opposing taking over as AICC on grounds of her foreign origin. The party later allied with the Congress at the national level and also in

Anwar had quit the NCP and membership in September last year and joined a month later.

Both and Anwar came here to meet RJD

Prasad is serving sentence in fodder scam cases in and is currently lodged in a paying ward of the here because of

Asked whether he placed the NCP's claim for seat before Prasad, Tripathi said he did. "But it is not courteous to insist now as he is not well," Tripathi said.

Anwar said he only enquired about Prasad's health and "we were very happy to meet each other".

Speaking on Bihar, Tripathi said, "You will get good before Holi. This belief deepened after meeting Lalu-ji".

"Lalu-ji is a towering figure in Bihar and at the ground level, his son is leading and will do so in future," the said.

On Jharkhand, he said, "The NCP will not contest in in polls. But will definitely contest the next Assembly elections in the state. So, we will support a democratic alliance in without any condition.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 21:06 IST