Congress to contest on 11 seats in Bihar, RJD on 20 for the Lok Sabha Elections: Sources

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As per sources, the seat-sharing agreement between the alliance members has almost been finalised and the Congress is likely to contest from 11 seats in Bihar.

The seat-sharing agreement has almost been finalised. The Lalu Yadav-RJD(Rashtriya Janata Dal) is considered to agree on 11 seats for the Congress, a senior Congress leader said anonymously.

The Lalu Yadav-RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal)  is speculated to contest on 20 seats, as per sources.

Intensive negotiations took place between the leaders of the grand alliance to settle the seat-sharing for the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar.

A leader said that all parties in the grand alliance will be bestowed with full respect and the final decision could be expected in next few days, a report said.

The General Elections are scheduled to begin on 11th April and will continue till 19th May.The polling in Bihar is scheduled to be conducted in 7 phases.

The grand alliance or ‘mahagathbandhan’ comprises of the Congress, Lalu Yadav’s RJD, new partners like Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP, Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustan Awam Morcha, Sharad Yadav’s Loktantrik Janata Dal and Mukesh Sahni’s Vikashsheel Insaan Party(VIP).

Previously, the RJD had contested from 27 seats in the 2014 General Elections, it won only 4.

Also, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday assured that there is no confusion between the allies of the grand alliance and they are clear.

All the leaders of the grand alliance came to Delhi for a meeting and discussed seat sharing.

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