BH CORRESPONDENT, Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav will be the chief ministerial candidate for the opposition coalition in Bihar. His party has been allotted 144 seats out of 243 in the upcoming state elections after negotiations in the Grand Alliance.
While Congress will contest in 70, the Left will battle it out in 29 and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha will get seats from the RJD quota, the alliance announced on Saturday. However, the VIP party, one of the smaller parties in the coalition, wasn’t happy with the division, and walked out of the grouping saying they had been “cheated”.
“This is a fight between the people and the double-engine government,” Tejashwi Yadav said.
The announcement comes a day after filing of nominations for the first phase of voting started on Thursday. The last date for filing nominations is October 8.
Bihar will vote on October 28, November 3 and 7 for a new government and the results will be announced on November 10.