In Bihar, grand alliance to reach seat-sharing agreement after Makar Sankranti

Patna, Jan 08 (UNI) RJD led grand alliance in Bihar will announce distribution of seats among its allies after Makar Sankranti falling on January 14.
A decision to that effect was taken in a meeting of grand alliance comprising RJD, Congress, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) and Vikasshil Insaf Party (VIP), held at the official residence of Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejaswi Yadav at 5, Deshrathan Marg here today.

After the meeting, Mr Yadav said all grand alliance allies have common objective of ensuring victory of its candidates on all 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state. He said leaders of all alliance partners held discussions to hammer out the issue of ticket distribution and the announcement of seats among allies would be made after Makar Sankranti.

To a query on the absence of left parties in the meeting, Mr Yadav said discussions are also being held with them adding that all left parties would also be inducted into the grand alliance before the election.

Besides Mr Yadav, the meeting was attended by RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha, Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil, HAM chief Jeetan Ram Manjhi, RJD vice president Shivanand Tiwari and senior party leader Abdul Bari Sidiqqui and VIP chief Mukesh Sahni.

RJD leaders said that chief minister and JD (U) president Nitish Kumar insulted all members of Mallah (boatman) community by calling VIP chief Mukesh Sahni, popularly known as ‘Son of Mallah’ a ‘Sadak Chhap’ (street) leader and demanded an immediate apology from CM for his comment. They said Mr Kumar similarly had called RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha ‘neech’. 
Grand Alliance leaders will burn effigies of chief minister Mr Kumar at all district headquarters tomorrow for his unsavoury remarks.

Leader of Opposition Mr Yadav said Mr Kumar`s language has become offensive after joining hands with BJP adding CM`s language is becoming from bad to worse as he knows very well he is not going to return to power. 

He said that Mr Kumar`s party JD (U) and BJP would be taught a good lesson in Lok Sabha election.
“CM Mr Kumar will take ‘sanyas’ after election,” Mr Yadav remarked claiming that Mr Kumar will snap ties with BJP for the another time after the election.

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