The BJP on Wednesday allotted 11 seats to associate partner Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) from its quota of 121 seats in Bihar meeting polls.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had introduced at a joint press convention Tuesday that whereas JD(U) will spare some seats to Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) of former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi from its share of 122 seats and the BJP will accommodate VIP from its quota of 121 seats within the 243-member meeting.JD(U) has offered seven seats to HAM.
The seat distribution to VIP was introduced by Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Bihar unit president Sanjay Jaiswal, and VIP chief Mukesh Sahni. Jaiswal mentioned VIP would even be offered one seat in Bihar legislative council in future.
VIP, floated a few years in the past by former Bollywood set designer Mukesh Sahni, was with the opposition Grand Alliance until final week. Sahni had introduced an abrupt exit from the Opposition coalition in protest towards “back-stabbing” by RJD, which helms the anti-NDA grouping, and its de facto chief Tejashwi Yadav.
Sahni expressed happiness over return to the BJP-led NDA with which he had began his political innings in 2014.
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