PATNA: Fissures surfaced in the ruling NDA in BIhar once again, this time over the issue of staking claim for the Jehanabad assembly seat where by-polls are scheduled to be held on March 11.
The seat has fallen vacant following death of sitting RJD legislator Mundrika Yadav.
There is no problem in the RJD-Congress camp but the NDA allies are fighting among themselves for this seat.
At least, three NDA partners, the JD-U led by chief minister Nitish Kumar, RLSP led by union minister Upendra Kushwaha and the HAM headed by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi have staked claim over the seat.
In the last 2015 assembly election, the very seat had gone to the RJD quota when the JD-U was part of the Grand Alliance.
From NDA side, this seat had come to share of the RLSP which had fielded Praveen Singh.
The RLSP, thus, has a rightful claim over the seat but now both JD-U and the HAM want to field their candidates.
This is not the end of the story. The rebel RLSP led by local Jehanabad MP Arun Kumar, on the other hand, wants to field his son from this seat even as the BJP too is said to be interested.