File photo of Amit Shah and Nitish Kumar. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
An exact number of seats that each party will be contesting will be announced in a few days, Shah said
BJP and JD(U) will fight in equal number of seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in Bihar, said BJP president Amit Shah after meeting state chief minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar.
''It has been decided that BJP and JDU will contest equal number of seats for the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019 in Bihar. Other allies will also get a respectable seat share,'' Shah said.
An exact number of seats that each party may contest will be announced in a few days, he added.
''Upendra Kushwaha and Ram Vilas Paswan will remain with us. When a new ally has joined us, there will be a reduction in seat share for everyone,'' Shah said.
JD(U) contested the last Lok Sabha elections in alliance with Lef parties. However, the party formed grand alliance with RJD and Congress for the 2015 Assembly polls.