For the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, seat-sharing in Bihar among the NDA constituent parties have been finalised. Janata Dal United (JDU) leader Vasishtha Narayan Singh has officially announced the sharing of seats in the NDA. Out of the total 40 seats, BJP and JDU will be fighting on 17 seats each and the remaining 6 seats will be contested by Lok Janaskati Party (LJP).
JDU will contest the majority of seats in Simanchal which include Kishanganj and Bhagalpur. Ram Vilas Paswan’s National Lokjanashakti Party (LJP) got six seats out of the total of 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar this time, BJP and JDU have agreed to share 17-17 seats each. BJP will be contesting from Patna Sahib, Aurangabad and Sasaram.
LJP, which has been granted 6 seats in the alliance will be contesting from Hajipur, Vaishali, Samastipur and Navada. It is worth noting that BJP’s Giriraj Singh is the incumbent MP from Navada seat that has gone to LJP while BJP’s Shahnawaz Hussain’s Bhagalpur seat has been offered to JDU. The BJP got seats like Vatsal, Sasaram, Aurangabad, Western Champaran, Eastern, Madhubani, Araria, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Maharajganj, Udhiyarpur, Begusarai, Patna Sahib, Pataliputra and Sasaram. The other alliance partner, Janata Dal United (JDU) has got Balmiki Nagar, Sitamarhi, Jhansarpur, Supaul, Kishanganj, Katihar, Purnia, Madhepura, Gopalganj, Sivan, Bhagalpur, Banka, Nalanda, Karakat, Jehanabad and Gaya seats.
The NDA in Bihar is going to compete with the Mahagathbandhan coalition, which includes Congress, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Hindustani Awami Morcha, and the National Lok Samata Party. Congress is slated to fight on 11 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar.