Lok Sabha Election 2019: Mahagathbandhan Announces Its Seats; Kanahiya Kumar Will Not Contest

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| March 22 , 2019 , 17:47 IST

Mahagathbandhan ( Grand Alliance) in Bihar announced the seats for Lok Sabha elections 2019 at 4.30 pm on Friday.

Out of the 40 seats, the RJD is contesting in 20 seats, Congress 9, Upendra Kushwaha –led Rashtriya Lok Samata Party 5, Jitan Ram Manjhi –led Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) 3, and Mukesh Sahni-led Vikasheel Insaan party 3 seats.

Recent entrants to the Grand Alliance Upendra Kushwahas Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) and Mukesh Sahnis Vikasheel Insan Party (VIP) will be field their candidates on five and three seats, respectively but kanhaiya kumar name was not mentioned in the list.

Former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhis Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM) has been given three seats.

The RJD has spared one seat to the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) from its own quota.

It has also been decided that the first Rajya Sabha seat which would come to the Mahagathbandhan alliance would go to the Congress.

Names of Mahagathbandhan candidates to contest first phase poll on April 11 on four seats in Bihar too were announced.

The former chief minister and HAM(S) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi will be contesting from Gaya, while RLSP candidate Bhudeo Chaudhury has been fielded from Jamui. HAM(S) leader Upendra Prasad will contest from Aurangabad and RJD’s Veebha Devi from Nawada.

The announcement was made by RJD’s state leader Ram Chandra Purve and Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Jha.

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The leaders of the Mahagathbandhan had marathon meeting at 10, Circular Road residence of former chief minister Rabri Devi where Tejashwi Yadav currently lives, to finalize the list. Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav too was present in the meeting.