Mahagathbandhan in Bihar: HAM leader Manjhi seeks 5 LS seats

Mar 16, 2019 21:43 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], Mar 16 (ANI): Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) supremo Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday said that his party has asked for five seats from the ‘Mahagathbandhan‘ out of 40 Lok Sabha seats at stake in the state.  

Addressing a press conference after the party’s parliamentary board meeting here, Manjhi said: “We are second only to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in terms of the support base in the state. If we get five seats, our problems will be resolved.”

When asked about the Congress getting 11 seats, he said: “Whatever the Congress is saying about 11 seats is not final.”

President of HAM’s Parliamentary board Santosh Manjhi said: “We had asked for 5 seats. We’ve agreed for 3-4 seats. Talks are going on. The final meeting is about to be held in Patna on March 18.”

Bihar will go to polls in all seven phases on April 11, 18, 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. The results would be announced on May 23. (ANI)

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