Seat sharing finalized with BJP in Bihar for Lok Sabha elections: Chirag Paswan

LJP (Ram Vilas) chief Chirag Paswan on Wednesday said his party has finalized the seat-sharing formula with the BJP for the Lok Sabha elections. This announcement was made after meeting Paswan BJP President JP Nadda in New Delhi.

Speaking to the media, Paswan said that all their concerns have been addressed and the seats among the NDA parties have been decided and will be formally announced soon.

“As members of NDA, in today’s meeting with BJP National President JP Nadda ji, we have finalized the seat sharing in Bihar for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections,” he said in a post on Twitter.

According to a PTI report, the Hajipur seat, which is represented by his uncle Pashupati Paras, who is leading the second faction of the Lok Janshakti Party, may be given to Chirag Paswan, who is staking a claim for the Lok Sabha seat. . Hajipur was once the stronghold of late Ram Vilas Paswan, father of LJP founder Chirag. Paswan’s party may get five to six seats Lok Sabha seats to contest elections.

Chirag Paswan also expressed confidence that NDA will win all 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Asked about his differences with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, he said all NDA constituents are working towards achieving the target of crossing 400 seats across the country in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Ram Vilas was also the President of Lok Janshakti Party, a nine-time Lok Sabha member and a two-time Rajya Sabha MP. He was posthumously awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award, in 2021. Ram Vilas Paswan had held cabinet posts under 7 governments.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Congress leader Ajay Kapoor joined the BJP on Wednesday. Welcoming him into the party, BJP national general secretary Vinod Tawde said Kapoor, who served the Congress in various capacities, was in-charge of Bihar for nearly six years, PTI reported. Tawde said his joining BJP will benefit the party in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and many other states.

(With PTI inputs)