Patna/New Delhi, Sept 14: It is now official and the BJP will contest 160 seats in the forthcoming Bihar elections. Announcing the seat sharing arrangement in New Delhi, BJP's national president Amit Shah said that BJP will fight 160 seats, LJP, 40, RLSP 23 and HAM 20 seats.
The arrangement was reached after hectic activity which included a series of meetings between the BJP leaders and its allies.
Shah said that he is happy that the seat sharing arrangement has been reached. With the issue of seat sharing sorted out it is now time to fight and win the elections, Shah said while also adding that the win for the NDA is certain in Bihar.
When asked about the manifesto, Shah said that the same would be released soon. He said that the NDA will win the polls on the path of development. This has always been our motto and it will continue in the Bihar polls too, he said.
Shah also took a dig at Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar and said that he did not even have the courtesy to thank the Prime Minister after a special package for the state had been announced.
Shah also brushed aside any problems within the NDA over the issue of seat sharing. There were certain issues that needed to be discussed and it has all been sorted out now, he said. The NDA is a united force and this will show in the elections. As a united force, the NDA will fight and win the elections in Bihar, he also said.
Earlier former Chief Minister of Bihar and HAM-S leader Jiten Ram Manjhi met with Amit Shah. After the meet he said that everything is sorted out now. He said that all is well and a positive outcome will come out.
Amit Shah on the other hand held a series of meetings in a bid to break the deadlock over seat sharing. He even cancelled a visit to Mysore in Karnataka and chose to attend meetings in a bid to break the deadlock.