No pressure from JD(U) on conceding seats: BJP

BJP on Wednesday asserted that its decision to contest 105 of 243 seats in Bihar assembly election was final and ruled out any pressure from the JD(U) to reduce the number.

Updated: Jul 14, 2010, 13:37 PM IST

Patna: BJP on Wednesday asserted that its
decision to contest 105 of 243 seats in Bihar assembly
election was final and ruled out any pressure from the JD(U)
to reduce the number.

"There is no no pressure from the JD(U) leadership to
concede even a single seat it contested in 2005 in alliance,"
state BJP President, Dr C P Thakur told reporters.
BJP had contested 103 of the 243 seats while it had
entered into a friendly fight with the JD(U) in two assembly
constituencies-- Belaganj and Chakai in 2005, leaving the rest
of the seats to JD(U).

He, however, admitted that negotiation was continuing
on swapping of seats because of the delimitation of
constituencies.
"Winnability will be the basis for taking a decision
on the issue," Thakur added.

He said the exercise for thorough seat-wise analysis
had begun and names of seats would be announced shortly.

PTI