Patna: Bihar BJP President Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal kept silent on the demand of 12 seats of ally JDU under the coordination of seats in the elections to be held for 24 seats of Bihar Legislative Council from local bodies.
Dr. Jaiswal said that the issue of seat sharing will be decided by the top leadership of BJP and JDU for the elections to be held for 24 seats of Bihar Legislative Council.
He, however, refrained from replying when asked about JD(U) parliamentary board chairman Upendra Kushwaha’s demand for 12 seats, saying he would only comment on the statement of JD(U) national or state president.
At the same time, Kushwaha had earlier said that JDU and BJP had divided seats on the basis of 50-50 percent formula in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and 2020 Bihar Assembly elections.
He said that it is true that no decision has been taken regarding seat-sharing for the Bihar Legislative Council elections. But, in the previous elections, the basis of seat sharing has been 50-50 per cent.
If no new formula is finalized on this issue, the earlier formula should be retained.