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Bihar GA partners kick off poll campaign as seat share issue remains unresolved

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PATNA: The Grand Alliance (GA) partners have already launched campaigning in the respective Lok sabha constituencies in Bihar as the announcement of seat-sharing deal gets a little bit delayed.

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The allies have almost reached at the seat-sharing deal but this is expected to be formally announced on March 17.

As per the understanding reached among them, 20 seats will be contested by the RJD while the Congress will contest 11 seats.

The remaining seat will be distributed among other small allies which include RLSP, HAM, VIP and LJD. Efforts are also on bring the Left parties on board as well.

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The leaders say they are delaying the seat-share and the name of candidates as part of their poll strategy.

As of now, the RJD candidates have slowly begun campaigning in their respective constituencies which they believe could go in their favour.

For example, Heena Sahab, wife of jailed RJD politician Mohammad Shahabuddin, has begun campaigning in Siwan, Randhir Singh, son of former MP Prabhunath Singh, has begun campaigning in Maharajganj while Misa Bharti, daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, is campaigning in Patliputra.

Likewise, Jaiprakash Narayan Yadav, Bulo Mandal and Sarfaraj Alam have been campaigning in Banka, Bhagalpur and Araria constituencies.

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and Jagadanand Singh, on the other hand, are busy in launching mass contact drive in Vaishali and Buxur constituencies. Upendra Kushwaha too has launched his campaign in Karakat area.

Bihar goes to polls in seven phases and the first phase of polling will be held in four constituencies of south Bihar on April 11. The constituencies which go to poll in the first phased are identified as Maoist-hit areas.

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