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BJP in fresh trouble as Manjhi seeks 50 seats to contest assembly elections


PATNA: Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has put the BJP in fresh trouble by staking claims over 50 seats for assembly elections. The next assembly election strangely is due in 2020.

“We will be able to take important decision only if we contest elections on at least 50 seats,” Manjhi who heads the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) told a function in Patna today.

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He added there would be two deputy chief ministers, one from the Dalit and the other from the Muslim community, if his government comes to power in the state.

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He accused the ruling Nitish Kumar government of ignoring the interests of the minority community people in the state.

Like him, Rashtriya Lok Samata party (RLSP) which is led by union minister Upendra Kushwaha too has demanded 10 seats to contest the next Lok Sabha elections.

Last time the RLSP had won three LS seats out of four it had contested. Bihar has a total of 40 LS seats.

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