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LJP To Contest Bihar Polls Alone, Will Field Candidates Against JD(U)

The LJP had earlier announced that the party will contest 143 of the 243 seats if it fails to reach an agreement with the BJP on seat sharing.

In the upcoming three-phase assembly polls in Bihar, Lok Janshakti Party will contest alone. It was decided that the party will break away from NDA at the Parliamentary Board meeting of the party on Sunday. The LJP will contest on 143 assembly seats out of 243, sources said.

The party had earlier hinted at implementing the Manipur model again, where the party had contested 2017 polls alone and later its only MLA had joined the BJP government. LJP, in Manipur, had announced candidates for 11 constituencies but won a single seat.

The party will opt to have a friendly contest against the NDA partners in Bihar, the sources aware of the developments said, HT reported. The JD(U)leadership has clarified earlier that they will put up a candidate against the JD(U) and not the BJP.

The party has been in a feud with JDU in NDA over its demand for being allocated 42 seats to contest from is not met. The LJP had earlier announced that the party will contest 143 of the 243 seats if it fails to reach an agreement with the BJP on seat sharing.

 

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