BJP free to contest on all 40 seats in Bihar: JD(U)

Patna | Janta Dal-United (JDU) on Monday said that the national party is free to contest from all 40 seats in the state alone if it does not need help from its alliances.

JD(U) Bihar chief Sanjay Singh while speaking about the alliance with BJP said, “If the BJP does not need the help of its alliance partners, then it can fight on all 40 seats alone. Nobody is stopping them. Every party has a decision of its own. If they want to take a decision, they can take it. There is no problem.”

The JD(U) leader further claimed that his party is confident of fighting elections without an alliance, as the party is united and enjoys a stronghold in all districts in the state.

“There is a big difference between 2014 and 2019. Issue-based politics is taking place in the country. The issues of 2014 election were different and for 2019 it is different. BJP knows without Nitish Kumar, they will not be able to get through in Bihar,” he added while claiming that the saffron party won’t be winning the election in Bihar without Nitish Kumar.

Earlier the Nitish Kumar led JD(U) broke its alliance with Rashtriya Janta Dal(RJD) and formed a new government in coalition with BJP. However in a recent conflict over the distribution of seat for the upcoming Lok Sabha election. The JD (U) wants the results of the Assembly election to be the factor while deciding the distribution of seats to be contested in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

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