Patna | In an attempt to save its alliance with the Nitish Kumar led Janta Dal-United (JDU) in Bihar the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) may agree to let go off a few of its seats in the upcoming general election, as per sources.
According to a party insider, “Ek-aadh seat se adhik nahin (Not more than one or two seats).” “But, it all depends on the situation. BJP wants to show solidarity with its allies before going to the 2019 LS polls. The party’s top leadership has high hopes from Bihar,” he added.
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar comprising of BJP, LJP and RLSP currently holds 31 out of 40 parliamentary seats in Bihar. Sources claim that BJP might drop its current seats like Old Bhojpur which accommodate districts like Kaimur, Buxar, Ara and Rohtas, and Magadh region that includes districts such as Gaya, Jehanabad and Arwal.
Sources further claimed that the party might avoid contesting in Semmanchal region — which comprises of four Lok Sabha seats Araria, Katihar, Purnea and Kishanganj. “In this region, BJP may adjust its allies, particularly JDU,” sources added.