Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > News > PTI

Differences among NDA partners over seat-sharing

September 22, 2005 20:27 IST

Sharp differences cropped up among National Democratic Alliance partnerson Thursday on seat-sharing for the Bihar Assembly polls with Janata Dal (United) taking strong exception to Bharatiya Janata Party's objections over allocation of seats to former Lok Janshakti Party memebers of legislative assembly and some independents who had joined JD(U).

Charging its saffron ally with breaking its promise, senior JD(U) leader, Prabhunath Singh, told reporters that further talks on seat-sharing would be held only after BJP agreed to leave those seats in favour of JD(U).

"There should have been no dispute over those seats and these should have been treated as our sitting seats," he said, adding that till the matter was resolved, there was no use holding further talks with theBJP.

After the last assembly elections, 21 LJP MLAs and some independents had come out in support of NDA's chief ministerial candidate, Nitish Kumar, and it was agreed at that time that all of them would be re-nominated either as JD(U) or BJP candidates.

Singh said of the 21 LJP MLAs, 19 had joined JD(U) and had thus become 'our sitting MLAs'. Besides, he pointed out, there are some independents.

Singh said during seat-sharing talks with BJP, those constituencies were also discussed where LJP and the independents, who pledged their support to NDA, had won.

"This way, BJP has broken its promise," he said. Asked how many seats were disputed, he said thepoint was not the number but about keeping up one's word.

More news: Bihar



© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments


 What do you think about the story?




Read what others have to say:


Number of User Comments: 1




Sub: Election Commission is fraud 05923

Sir, Voters cannot change Articles 29(1) & 39(c) & cannot recall their fundamental right to property as was provided vide Article 31 of the Indian ...


Posted by Apt




Disclaimer

Advertisement






Copyright 2005 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.