Shocked, taken aback by number of seats allotted to LJP: Chirag Paswan

New Delhi: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan on Tuesday said that the party was not upset with the 40 seats allotted to them for the Bihar Assembly polls, but slightly shocked and taken aback, as it was not the number of seats that was promised to them.

“There is no question of any strife within the party as LJP has never believed in numbers. Our goal is to ensure NDA Government’s victory in eradicating ‘jungle raj’ from Bihar, which is why the number does not matter,” Paswan told the media here.

He clarified that there was no negative feeling within the party over the number of seats allotted to them, but that when the numbers were revealed some concerns arose.

“Our cadres were a little disappointed because what was delivered, was not what was promised to them,” Paswan said.

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Monday announced that his party would contest on 160 seats while Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM) would fight on 20 seats, thereby bringing an end to the ongoing tussle over seat-sharing for the Bihar Assembly polls.

Shah further announced that Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) would contest on 40 seats and theRashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) would battle it out on 23 seats. (ANI)