The RJD and the JD(U) Sunday announced their alliance for the upcoming Assembly bypolls. As many as 10 Assembly constituencies will go to polls on August 21. These seats have fallen vacant with some legislators becoming MPs and some resigning from their posts.
JD(U) state president Bas-histha Narayan Singh said: “We have decided to contest Assembly bypolls together to defeat the BJP. Senior leaders from both parties will sit together to finalise seat sharing.”
Earlier, former CM Nitish Kumar made it clear that Socialist and secular parties nee-ded to come together to stop the BJP. Meanwhile, Bihar CM Jeetan Ram Manjhi compared himself with Sher Shah Suri by saying he could achieve desired results in one year in the same way as Sher Shah had done during his brief stint as ruler. Manjhi was responding to the BJP jibes on him of having too little time to achieve anything big. “The short duration does not matter. Sher Shah Suri had achieved so much in little time. I can get similar results,” Manjhi said.
The least number of women candidates have been fielded by the Congress which has given tickets to just five women contestants.