Kushwaha meets Tejashwi after BJP-JD(U) finalise seat deal
New Delhi: Hours after BJP-JD(U) announced an seat-sharing agreement, in a significant development, RLSP chief and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha met RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. They had a brief meeting and even posed for the media. The timing of the meeting is significant as most pundits believe RLSP will be given only 2 out of 40 seats by BJP-JD(U), a deal which they may find unacceptable.
Later speaking to media about his meeting with Tejashwi Yadav, Union Minister Kushwaha dubbed it as 'coincidence'. However, he said that nothing had been finalised about final seat sharing Nothing is final on seat sharing and remarked, " Amit Shah also said that we would finalise it in a few days".
BJP had contested 30 of the state's 40 seats in the 2014 general elections and won 22, while its two other allies, LJP and RLSP, had won six and two seats respectively out of seven and three they had fought. Sources in the NDA, which includes the BJP and its partners, said the BJP and the JD(U) might contest 16 seats each, with six and two to be left for parties led by Paswan and Kushwaha respectively.