JD-U & RJD to contest 101 seats each in Bihar polls

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The grand alliance in Bihar on Saturday announced that it will contest all 243 constituencies upcoming state assembly election. Alliance partners JD-U and RJD to contest on 101 seats each and Congress on 41 seats.

At a joint press conference of the grand alliance leaders, Janata Dal-United Bihar president Vashisht Narain Singh made the announcement. But none of the parties announced the names of the contestants.

Singh said, “The seat identification has been completed. We have successfully identified the seats on which each one of us will contest the Bihar assembly polls.”

Rashtriya Janata Dal state president Ram Chandra Purve said they have finally reached seat adjustments for all seats and the names of their candidates would be announced soon.

Though the JD-U and RJD have already allocated party symbols to over two dozen candidates to contest the upcoming polls, their names have not been made public.

The five-phased Bihar polls are scheduled to be held from October 12 to November 5.

(IANS)

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