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NDA crisis over as BJP accepts all demands of LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan

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NDA crisis over as BJP accepts all demands of LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 22 Dec 2018, 03:33 pm

Patna, Dec 22 (The Bihar Post/IBNS): The LJP headed by union minister Ram Vilas Paswan has decided to stay with the NDA as its demand for seven seats has been accepted by the BJP leadership after a series of deliberations which lasted for two days.

As per the deal, the LJP will be spared five LS seats in Bihar and one in Uttar Pradesh while Paswan will be nominated to Rajya Sabha from BJP quota in Assam, media sources said on Saturday.

At present, LJP has six members in the Lok Sabha—all from Bihar and in the last LS polls, it had contested all the seven seats in Bihar only.

Reports further said Hajipur LS seat which has been the traditional seat of Paswan for over four decades will now go to the share of his younger brother Pashupati Kumar Paras.

The LJP chief is said to be reluctant to contest the LS polls this time owing to health reasons.

With the crisis over, the BJP has now heaved a sigh of relief.

The overall situation in the NDA turned suddenly serious when the state LJP president Pashupati Kumar Paras on Wednesday served an ultimatum to the BJP to finalise the seat-sharing deal by Dec 31.

A day earlier, LJP parliamentary board chairman Chirag Paswan threatened that delay over seat-sharing could prove disastrous and even shot off letters to the PM and the Finance Minister seeking details about the demonetisation and Rafale deal which apparently threw the top BJP leadership into a tizzy.

Image: The Bihar Post website

NDA crisis over as BJP accepts all demands of LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan

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