BIHARPOST NEWS DESK
PATNA: The Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) headed by former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has caused fresh trouble in the Grand Alliance.
A day after it emerged the seat-sharing deal in the GA has been settled, Manjhi has made a demand of five seats claiming himself more political powerful than the Congress.
“We have made demand for five seats based on our party’s political strength. HAM has more support base than the Congress in Bihar,” Manjhi told a press conference in Patna on Saturday.
Issuing a veiled threat he said the party’s parliamentary board would take next course of action if his demand for seats was not fulfilled.
As per the seat-sharing arrangement, RJD will be contesting on 20 seats while the Congress will contest on 11 seats.
Likewise, three seats are being given to the RLSP, two seats each to the HAM and the Left parties, and one seat each to the parties headed by Sharad Yadav and Mukesh Sahni.
संविधान और देश पर अभूतपूर्व संकट है। अगर अबकी बार विपक्ष से कोई रणनीतिक चुक हुई तो फिर देश में आम चुनाव होंगे या नहीं, कोई नहीं जानता? अगर अपनी चंद सीटें बढ़ाने और सहयोगियों की घटाने के लिए अहंकार नहीं छोड़ा तो संविधान में आस्था रखने वाले न्यायप्रिय देशवासी माफ़ नहीं करेंगे।
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) March 16, 2019
RJD lawmaker and Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav expressed concern over the ongoing bargaining for seats by some allies while the main issue right now is to save the Constitution.
“The Country and the Constitution face serious threats now and if the allies don’t keep aside their arrogance of demand for more seats than the people won’t forgive them anymore,” Tejashwi tweeted today.