Bihar: Lalu Yadav dares BJP to announce its CM candidate for assembly polls

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New Delhi, Jun 9: A day after announcing Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's name as the grand alliance's CM candidate ahead of assembly polls, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday dared the BJP to declare its CM candidate.

In an interview to ANI Lalu said, "BJP tumko dum hai to aaj announce kar, ki tumhara kaun CM candidate hoga (I dare BJP to announce its CM candidate for Bihar.)"

Bihar: Lalu Yadav dares BJP

"Tum (BJP) soch rhe ho tumko bahumat milega to tum announce karo (If you (BJP) think you'll get majority in Bihar then announce your CM candidate."

The former Bihar CM also claimed that the BJP fears losing vote bank share after declaring its CM candidate.

RJD, JD(U) on Monday arrived at a consensus to declare Nitish Kumar as the secular alliance's CM candidate however, the parties have not decided on seat sharing.

Earlier on Monday, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said RJD-JD(U) would sort out the seat-sharing issues amicably.

While JD(U) and RJD put forward different formulae to resolve the seat-sharing issues, Congress demanded that it be alloted around 40 seats in the state.

Expressing confidence that the seat-sharing would also be done amicably, the RJD chief said, "When hearts have met, we will sort out the issue of seats as well."


  

Of the 243 assembly seats in Bihar, JD(U) had contested 141 in alliance with BJP and won 117 in 2010 elections. Lalu's RJD on the other hand had contested 168 seats in alliance with Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP and won only 24 seats. Congress had contested on all 243 seats and won only four.

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