Left Menu
Development News Edition

Congress wants seats equal to RJD for LS polls

Congress wants seats equal to RJD for LS polls
Differences over seat sharing in the Grand Alliance in Bihar cropped up on Wednesday with Congress leaders saying the party will contest equal number of seats vis-a-vis the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in the next Lok Sabha elections. "The Congress wants to contest seats equal to the RJD, no less," Congress legislator Ajeet Sharma said here on Wednesday.

Sharma said the Congress doesn't want more seats than the RJD, but no less either. "We have informed the party high command about this," he said. Another Congress legislator, Ramdeo Rai, also said the Congress will contest as an equal partner and on the front foot.

Two days ago, another Grand Alliance ally, the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), too demanded respectable number of seats. HAM chief and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi made it clear that the HAM should not be given less seats than the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP). "The RJD and the Congress are busy bargaining with each other over seats, but they cannot ignore the HAM and the RLSP," a senior HAM leader said.

State RJD chief Ramchandra Purbe had said his party will contest 20-22 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar and leave the rest for allies. The Congress leaders then staked claim to 12-15 seats, followed by the RLSP (5-6), the HAM (3) and the fledgling Vikassheel Insan Party (one).

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the RJD won four seats and the Congress two. The JD-U, which contested separately, won two seats. The BJP-led NDA won 31 seats, with the BJP's tally being 22. One seat went to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.



Beware! Maximum cyber criminals eye your personal data

A report of the World Economic Forum revealed that cyber security is increasingly becoming an issue of public security as the majority of cyber criminals are increasingly targetting individual internet users. This requires preventive measur...

WEF 2020: Trump seems politically correct in pulling out from Paris Agreement

If the survey of the World Economic Forum WEF is believed, Trump seems to enjoy the confidence of his people in flaying climate intuitions and climate activists. His preference for economic development over environmental protection not only...

From home to healthcare, here are Robotic innovations transforming lives

Lovot is equipped with more than 50 sensors such as thermography, microphone array, obstacle detection, and touch sensor to generate motion and emotions in real-time....

Translating words to deeds: Achieving gender parity in access to financial resources

... ...


Latest News

Zazie Beetz, Gal Gadot and Timothee Chalamet join list of 2020 Oscar presenters

The producers of the 92nd Academy Awards show, Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain, have announced the list of additional presenters for the awards telecast. According to Variety, Zazie Beetz, Timothee Chalamet, Will Ferrell, Gal Gad...

BHEL charts strategic plan to address business challenges

State-run BHEL has kicked off a transformational strategy to address multiple business challenges including decline in its traditional market for thermal power equipment, disruptive technology developments, and increasingly stringent custom...

TiECon Mumbai 2020 the Decade of Startups - Kickstarting the Future

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India NewsVoir TiECon Mumbai 2020 Keynote Speakers focus on Innovation and technology such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, BlockChain. First time ever at TiECon Mumbai A startup Expo with more tha...

TiECon Mumbai 2020 the Decade Of Startups - Kickstarting The Future

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Jan 29 ANINewsVoir The 11th edition of TiECon Mumbai kick-started on an enthusiastic note with marquee speakers focusing on ways to accelerate growth, drive more intelligent engagement and methods to empower busi...

Give Feedback