“When a brother and sister meet, they kiss. Does it equal sex? A mother kisses her son and the son kisses his mother. Is that sex? Azam Khan’s statement is misinterpreted. So, he should apologize but not resign,” Manjhi told ANI.
To a query whether there are obstacles in the seat allotment among opposition grouping, the HAM chief said, There is no problem at all. There is only one goal of the mahagathbandhan, defeating the NDA.
Claiming that a number of steps aimed at the welfare of SCs and STs were taken during his brief tenure, Manjhi said the chief minister's recent pro-Dalit stance was "aimed at deriving political mileage at a time when the Lok Sabha elections are just a few months away".
Following days of hard bargain, BJP on Monday (September 14) sealed a seat sharing pact for the Bihar assembly polls with its allies under which it will contest 160 of the 243 seats, while sparing 20 for Mahadalit leader Jitan Ram Manjhi's HAM(S), besides 40 for Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP.