‘Disappointed’ RJD says seat-sharing announcement made in hurry

Patna, Aug. 16 : Asserting that the grand alliance announced the sharing of seats for the Bihar Assembly polls in a hurry, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Sunday said that it should have got more seats in its kitty since JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar was declared the chief ministerial candidate.

“The leaders of coalition decided the seat sharing strategy. But the party workers and supporters of RJD feel that if Nitish Kumar got the chief ministerial post, their party’s share in assembly seats should have been more, people are disappointed with equal sharing,” said RJD leader Raghuvansh Singh.

“There has been hurry in announcing the sharing of seats for the coming election in Bihar,” he added.

Responding to a poser on whether the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) should have got a bigger share, Singh said, “The coalition leaders should take a call on NCP’s seat sharing and they should act mutually on it.”

The RJD and JD (U) will contest on 100 seats each, while the Congress will field candidates in 40 assembly constituencies. (ANI)