Former JD(U) president and NDA convener Sharad Yadav will be contesting on an RJD symbol and merge his party Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) with it after the Lok Sabha polls, RJD national spokesman Manoj Jha and RJD state president Ram Chandra Purve told newsmen.
Recent entrants to the grand alliance Upendra Kushwaha‘s Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) and Mukesh Sahni’s Vikasheel Insan Party (VIP) will field their candidates on five and three seats respectively.
Former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi‘s Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM) has been given three seats.
Leaders of all alliance partners of the mahagathbandhan, including BPCC president Madan Mohan Jha were present at the press conference.
However, top leaders like
+ (RJD), Upendra Kushwaha, Sharad Yadav and Jitan Ram Manjhi were not present.
Candidates were also announced for the Lok Sabha seats that go to polls in the first phase, for which filing of nominations will end on March 25 and votes will be cast on April 11.
The seat sharing announcement evoked angry outbursts at Sadaqat Ashram, the Congress headquarters in Bihar as supporters of former Aurangabad MP Nikhil Kumar raised slogans in protest against the seat going to HAM.
2019 Lok Sabha elections: Mahagathbandhan announces seat-sharing formula in Bihar; RJD to contest 20 sea – Times of India