Mahagathbandhan's impasse over seat sharing to end today
New Delhi: The impasse over of the fate of Grand Alliance in Bihar is set to end on Tuesday despite the fact that the marathon meeting with all the key partners of Mahagathbandhan remained inconclusive on Monday.
As per the sources, the Congress has 'agreed' to 'accept' the new seat sharing formula just to keep the Grand Alliance intact and oust the ruling BJP government at the Centre.
"During a series of meeting with Congress' Bihar in-charge Shaktisinh Gohil, RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav and RLSP leaders, it has been decided that Congress would contest on single digit number of seats, while RJD to retain the lion's share," the party insiders said.
"There is no question of breaking the alliance. We all have come together with a similar objective of defeating the communal forces. The agenda of the Grand Alliance is to safeguard the constitutional rights of the people of Bihar rather than serving for our own interests," the party insiders said.
As per the sources, the final decision in this regard would be taken on Monday night and it would be announced on Tuesday. The Congress, which was demanding 11 seats, may 'agree' to contest on nine seats, while RJD would contest on 20 seats, while other ally partners like Upendra Kushwaha's RLSP would get four seats, Jitan Ram Manjhi's HAM may get three seats, CPI (ML) to get one seat, Sharad Yadav's Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) would get one seat and Mukesh Sahni's party would get two seats. Bihar has a total of 40 Lok Sabha parliamentary constituencies.