On Monday, Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar made a statement saying that there are no talks about seat-sharing yet with the NDA. It will be discussed probably during the election season only. He also put an end to rumours that he wants 25 seats out of 40 in the upcoming elections.
He said that other politicians are simply trying to gain popularity by making baseless statements on social media or TV channels that have nothing to do with reality. They all are working in harmony with no disagreement. He also told the reporters that he is nowhere near the proclamations that some leaders are like big brothers in the state alliance including LJP, RLSP and BJP.
He said that the seat-sharing will be done during the time of elections and the final decision will be made. No matter what statements are made before the time, they will be baseless until the final decision is made.
Not only this, but he talked about the public interaction programme Lok Samvad that allows common people to provide suggestions in order to help in improving the government rule. There were many colleagues present while he made the statements including BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Prem Kumar and Mangal Pandey.
The CM requested to made the Nitish Bihar face of the NDA in response to the controversies that were surrounding them last week. In response to this, many BJP Leaders came forward claiming that he already is the leader in Bihar while PM Narendra Modi is for India.
However, in the general election of 2014, NDA managed to grab 31 votes out of 40 in Bihar whereas 22 seats were by BJP, 6 by Ramvillas Paswan Union Minister LJP, 3 by Upendra Kushwaha Rashtriya Lok Samta Party and 2 by the JD(U) who fought alone in the polls.
In July 2017, NDA welcomed back Kumar that managed to trigger the debate in the alliance on the seat-sharing.