Manjhi predicted that the strike rate of his party, HAM, would be better than that of all other NDA constituents.
Jitender Choudhary, of the Mahadalit caste Pasi, insists he will vote “for Manjhi”. “He was a former chief minister; that makes him a bigger leader than Paswan any day,” he reasoned.
The HAM chief’s son-in-law Devendra Manjhi filed nomination as an Independent from Bodh Gaya (reserved SC seat).
The Income Tax department has issued notices to former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and 11 other MLAs, including three ministers, asking them to explain the increase of property by five times in the last five years. Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha (S) attributed the rise to real estate prices having gone up four-five times […]
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Under the seat sharing deal, BJP will contest 160 of the 243 seats in Bihar Assembly while NDA allies LJP will fight in 40 constituencies, RLSP in 23 and HAM (S) in 20.
The BJP will be contesting 160 seats, LJP 40, RLSP 20 and Awam Morcha 20.
The BJP is wary of Manjhi in a situation when Manjhi party’s tally can add to form a government of Grand Alliance. Manjhi has got 20 seats to fight in the forthcoming polls.
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“Parween Manjhi was detained after Rs.4.65 lakh was found in his vehicle during ongoing checking for unaccounted cash…,” a district police official said.
Manjhi-led HAM was offered around 15 seats and the five outgoing MLAs owing allegiance to him have been asked to contest on BJP tickets.
Even though the BJP leadership is not worried about Manjhi’s rebellion as it thinks his party does not have many options before it but to be in the NDA, the party leadership does not want an adverse campaign from Manjhi.
HAM has been offered around 15 seats and the five outgoing MLAs owing allegiance to him have been asked to contest on BJP tickets.
Kushwaha writes to Amit Shah asking BJP to decide seats, Manjhi will go by whatever Modi and Shah say.