Survey predicts 140 seats for NDA in Bihar

He also quit as party in-charge of Rajasthan, the statement said.The LJP MP, who has been a long time associate of LJP chief and Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan, quit allegedly on being sidelined from decision making process of the party in the seat-sharing in the NDA. World media are now looking at Bihar elections for this reason: it is being seen as a referendum on Modi.

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On Chief Minister Nitish Kumar additionally pulling out of Rahul Gandhi’s rally in West Champaran right now, Naqvi stated, “Jab Raat hai itni matwali to subah ka alam kya hoga’. He should have remained in the party”, a state BJP spokesman said. BJP hopes the same and that’s why it hasn’t declared a chief ministerial candidate. “That’s not fair in a coalition”.

In the run up to the 2015 Bihar assembly elections scheduled for October-November, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar looks more “eager than desperate” as compared to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections where he seemed more “desperate than eager”.

After RLSP leaders raised their concerns, the BJP leaders held a series of meetings to sort out the issue. The counting for the polls will be held on November 8. We have addressed to all such issues.

No, we will not follow any model, but we may observe and implement what measures our other neighbouring states took and Gujarat could be one of them as it is a part of our country and follows the same Constitution.

Interestingly, in the outgoing assembly none of the BJP’s partners had an MLA who was elected on same party’s ticket.

According to the survey, there are 33 seats where the fight is going to be very close and can swing to any side.

The book compares former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s emergence as a “leader” in nine months with the birth period of a child.

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Sources said that Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) leader Jiten Ram Manjhi met Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah amid discussions among allies on seats. Manjhi, however, had managed to engineer split in the JD(U) when he was forced to exit from the post of chief minister and used certain legal provisions to ensure 15 MLAs on his side don’t face disqualification. The total strength of Mahadalits in Bihar is about 12 per cent.

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