Republic Media Network has learnt from sources about the seat-sharing arrangement within the NDA alliance in Bihar for the Lok Sabha polls. The NDA alliance in Bihar consists of BJP, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's JDU and Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party
All seats which were to be given to RLSP will now be given to JDU:
Two sitting Lok Sabha seats of the BJP will also be given to JDU:
All seats on which BJP lost also given to JDU:
Seats on which BJP won still given to JDU:
The only seat on which JDU and BJP are having a disagreement is of Bhagalpur where BJP lost and according to the formula should be given to JDU but BJP wants to retain it. BJP wants to give Jhanjharpur to JDU instead of Bhagalpur instead.
All sitting BJP ministers will contest:
Seats given to LJP:
Republic TV's and CVoter's National Approval Ratings for Bihar for the month of March showed that out of 40 seats, the NDA alliance is expected to win 36 seats. While the UPA is likely to get only 4 seats.
In terms of vote share, NDA is likely to receive 49.4% whereas the UPA is likely to 37.1%, and others are likely to receive 13.6%.
The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday announced the polling dates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, with vote-counting scheduled to be held on May 23.
Read the dates for Bihar here.