BJP Floats Bihar Seat-Share Math, Gets ‘F’ From Nitish Kumar’s Party

BJP chief Amit Shah visited Patna in July to chat about seat sharing with Nitish Kumar. (File)Patna: Below stress from ally Nitish Kumar to resolve the thorny speak of seat sharing in Bihar in subsequent year’s accepted elections, the BJP has reach up with a necessary draft of the procedure, giving itself a lion’s section of the stammer’s forty seats. But a deal appears to be like a long method off, with Nitish Kumar’s leaders hinting that the BJP needs to get abet to the strategy planning stage.Sources in the BJP said that 20 seats would plod to the get collectively, which, alongside with allies, holds 31 seats; 12 will plod to Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United, six will plod to Ram Vilas Paswan and two to Upendra Kushwaha.  Leaders of the JD(U) insisted the sharing changed into neither ravishing nor “honourable”.”Even BJP knows it’s miles rarely acceptable,” said a inch-setter, adding that ideally, there may perchance perchance merely composed be equitable distribution between the two parties. Every may perchance perchance merely composed get 17 seats, and Ram Vilas Paswan, the leader said, may perchance perchance merely composed get the final six.Upendra Kushwaha, he indicated, need no longer be factored in, since by all indications, he’s on his method out of the alliance. Alongside with his recipe of kheer — milk from the Yadavs and rice from the agrarian Kushwahas — the Union minister has precipitated buzz that he may perchance perchance switch partners.Leaders of the BJP trace the seat sharing system is by no method final. “Nothing has been finalised, as soon as it’s, that you can reach to take hang of,” said senior BJP leader Bhupendra Yadav.In 2014, the BJP had obtained 22 seats and the NDA 31. The JD(U), new from a spoil-up with the  BJP after a 17-year alliance, obtained entirely two seats. While Nitish Kumar went on to partner with the Congress and Lalu Yadav’s get collectively and obtained the stammer elections in 2015, he changed into abet in the BJP fold barely 20 months later.But sharing of the stammer’s forty seats has been a contentious speak and in July, BJP chief Amit Shah flew the total sort down to Patna to verify the waters.  When the BJP overlooked the August 12 time limit to resolve the problem, the JD(U) issued a reminder. Gather collectively leader KC Tyagi said given JD(U)’s sources constraints, it may perchance perchance most likely perchance perchance need clarity on the problem to “contest wholeheartedly”.